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Which Senior Feed is Best?

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        05-27-2009, 10:28 PM
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        05-29-2009, 07:00 PM
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        05-29-2009, 08:49 PM
    My fix for seniors is free choice hay, and 2x a day with ANY good non dust senior feed mixed with barley, sweet feed, and oil. The barley really helps put on weight without making them jittery or hot.
        05-29-2009, 11:18 PM
    You are doing a good job. Jasper is even starting to get a belly! He still needs a lot of weight though as does delilah b ut you are getting there and good on you for taking the advice given to you. I agree that if he gets hot you should try something else. Maybe try a Weighlifter Calm type product (we have that in Australia, not sure what the American equvalent is). The ingredient list for weightlifter calm is Lucerne Chaff, Oaten Chaff, Weight Lifter Horse Pellets, Pollard, Sunflower Seeds, Extruded Cereal Meal. There is also a weightlifter senior product.

        05-29-2009, 11:30 PM
    Originally Posted by starlinestables    
    I'm sorry if you don't get their feet done every 4-8 weeks (avg) worm them at least once a season, get their teeth done regularly then you shouldn't own horses (to me this is very MINIMUM care) If you've been called on twice then obviously you were not caring for your horses properly.

    I'm glad that you seeked help but if you really love your horses, I would consider selling one and through all your love and money into one. You can even free lease them to help cover the costs!!!! And claiming that you keep them around for your mental heath is not pleading your case very well it makes you sound like one of those crazy animal hoarder people.

    I know I seem really harsh at the moment which normally I am not, but I have one of these people at my barn and I'm sick of this!
    StalineStables, This girl is doing her best to care for her horses and is taking the advice she has been given to help them. She has never said anything about having trouble getting their feet or worming done, just that she needs to save for the teeth. She has had them checked and they don't need to be done yet.

    She said she needs them for her mental health, pets can help out an amazing amount!!! I resent you calling her a crazy animal hoarder. I am mental health support worker and just because someone has lots of animals and a mental health issue, doesn't make them crazy. There are lots of people out there who don't have a mental health issue that have manageries in their backyards! Often it is their pets (which are often better loved and cared for than by many other so called "normal" people) that keep them going and help them get well again. I know with one of my clients when she becomes suicidal the best way to get her to think differently is to talk to her about her pets.

    Just because this girl wants horses for her mental health doesn't mean she is incapable of taking care of them. We all get a bit cash strapped at times, she realised the problem and asked for help. She has skinny horses but they are older and she probably didn't realise they would need a lot more food until it got bad.

    I will get down off my soap box now, I just get sick of the negative attitude some people have towards those with mental health problems (we all have mental health issues from time to time, they just don't always become a problem). They are not crazy, freaks, axe-murderers, schizo, psycho or whatever other horrible term you want to call them.
        06-01-2009, 10:50 AM
    Thanks for that Boxer! How much weight would ya'll say they need?

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