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    01-06-2009, 01:23 PM
  #1
Foal
What does everyone feed?

What do you feed your horse? How often?

I'm just trying to see what others feed and get ideas. I'm really not that happy with the diet our horse is on, its what the previous owners fed him and I want to gradually switch his feed. But I'm new to owning so I need some ideas
     
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    01-06-2009, 01:43 PM
  #2
Foal
Talking

My 800 lb 1 yr old gelding gets 1 scoop of Mule City sweet feed with corn and 1/2 a scoop of pelleted beet pulp w/ molasses twice a day.

My 700 lb 1 yr old filly gets 1 scoop of Mule City sweet feed with corn and 1 scoop of pelleted beet pulp w/ molasses twice a day.

Beet pulp is supposed to be really good to help a horse digest better and it can provide them with extra liquid during the winter months when it's too cold for them to want to drink the icey water in their trough...and I think I read somewhere that it helps digest sugar better as well, but this one I'm not sure. It can prevent sand colic also.

My gelding acts very hot headed a lot, always pinning his ears back with no reason and acting impatient while he's eating his feed and at other times as well, he acts like a total jerk a lot, he's always trying to nip and bite while his ears are pinned back, a lot of times he'll try and do it when I'm walking him on the lead rope, he's well trained and everyting, he just gets very impatient with things and acts out and is sometimes irritated and tries to bite me on purpose not b/c I have a treat or he thinks I have a treat.....I have a feeling we need to switch him to something other than the sweet stuff b/c I think that's what's making him very hot-headed...
     
    01-06-2009, 02:00 PM
  #3
Weanling
Hay or grass 24/7 year round, free choice salt blocks, free choice min/via blocks, young stock gets 2 lbs of oats or corn a day, breeding stallions get 2 lbs of oats or corn during breeding season a day, lactating mares get 2 lbs of oats or corn a day. Almost always I feed oats but if I run out before I harvest new crop I use corn since I usually still have some from the previous year at oat harvest time. I feed alfalfa hay to young stock grass hay mix to the mares, straight grass to stallions.
     
    01-06-2009, 02:12 PM
  #4
Foal
I thought corn made horses bloat in excessive quantities?
     
    01-06-2009, 02:17 PM
  #5
Weanling
I feed purina strategy and lots of grass hay. She gets several flakes of hay per day (we have absolutely no grass in the pasture right now) and about a cup of strategy twice per day. She also gets Vita Flex Accel vitamins (half a scoop once per day) and once a month we do fiberpsyll.
     
    01-06-2009, 02:30 PM
  #6
Started
My horses get between 8 ounces and 1 pound of F-R-M's Prime Time 10 once a day along with free choice hay in the winter and they're out on grass 24/7... along with a regular salt lick and a mineral salt lick. That's it.
     
    01-06-2009, 02:56 PM
  #7
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by brittany    

My gelding acts very hot headed a lot, always pinning his ears back with no reason and acting impatient while he's eating his feed and at other times as well, he acts like a total jerk a lot, he's always trying to nip and bite while his ears are pinned back, a lot of times he'll try and do it when I'm walking him on the lead rope, he's well trained and everyting, he just gets very impatient with things and acts out and is sometimes irritated and tries to bite me on purpose not b/c I have a treat or he thinks I have a treat.....I have a feeling we need to switch him to something other than the sweet stuff b/c I think that's what's making him very hot-headed...
That sounds more like a training problem......

When it comes to feeding we subscribe to the K.I.S.S. Method (keep it simple silly)

Feed four times per day. Total 20 pounds of local grass hay and 5 pounds of alfalfa at turn in. 2 cups of Step 4 pellets soaked in one pound of hay cubes for added fluids and one scoop of Hoffmans minerals. Our ground is quite mineral deficient. Free access to salt blocks.
     
    01-06-2009, 03:17 PM
  #8
Trained
Hay or Grass 24/7 and 2 cups (16oz.) of sweet feed (all grain) 1x/day for each horse. They also have access to salt/mineral blocks 24/7. That's it.
     
    01-06-2009, 03:26 PM
  #9
Yearling
Twice a day (winter) Misty gets:

Scoop of alfa oil
Scoop of cool mix (half in mornings)
Glubglub of oil
A slop or two of sugarbeet
6(ish) carrots

And about a scoop of pony nuts (in the nutball)
And about 10 carrots after a ride or whatever
     
    01-06-2009, 03:36 PM
  #10
Foal
My horse eats chaff (white and green), Barley,black sunflower seeds and rice bran twice a day.
It's kind of time consuming because the barley has to be cooked everyday but he really likes it and he tends to be a fussy eater.
     

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