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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
Sounds great! A costal/alfalfa mix is exactly what they need for the winter. Maybe half and half? Do remember to introduce the beet pulp and grain slowly though, and make sure that you prepare the beet pulp correctly so your horses don't accidently choke. That can wrack up vet bills quickly! Another idea, if you don't want to deal with beat pulp after a while, is buying rice bran. I've found it to work very well with our high-maitenence horses, including our thoroughbreds. Also, trying both of them up while they eat if you have time can be very helpful too, so that the black isn't stealing the chestnut's grain. Hay you can just spread out or put in 2-3 piles (so each has their own) so you don't have to sit and watch them. If they're anything like my mare, she takes her sweet time chewing hay and I'd hate being there for an hour while she picked at it!
I'm so happy to hear that you're changing things. I would like to say thank you for your horses!
Everyone in your life is meant to
be in your journey, but not all of
them are meant to stay till the end.
Last edited by Endiku; 12-19-2012 at 06:21 PM.