Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Washington, USA.
In the winter, when their isn't so much grass, they get alfalfa hay [it was about $16 a bale this last winter, eek!] and I throw about 2.5 flakes out in the morning for the two to share, and when they retire to their stalls for the night, Ricci gets between 1 and 2 flakes, [she's an easy keeper] and Gracie gets as much hay as she can eat, since she is still growing. As far as grain, Ricci gets a coffee can of timothy pellets, Standlee brand or something like that for $10, joint supplements from Joint Combo [a whopping $52], and a hoof supplement by Horseshoer's Secret [$32]. Gracie gets half a coffee can of timothy pellets. They both get a "glug" of Mazola [?] corn oil. I don't know how much it cost, my friend bought it.
During the summer, I alternate between the really grown pasture and the not so grown pasture, and I switch to grass hay [$12] and alfalfa pellets [same brand, $10]. Day 1 in all the grass, day 2 and 3 in the not so grown, and day 4 back in all the grass. On the grass days, they do not get hay in the morning, and at night, Ricci gets a small flake and half a coffee can of pellets, along with her hoof and joint supplements. Gracie gets as much hay as she'll eat and half a coffee can of pellets. On the not so much grass days, everyone [3 horses] shares about 2.5 flakes in the morning, and Ricci gets 3/4 a coffee can at night. Gracie gets the same every night. At night, Gracie gets as much as she'll eat, and Ricci gets about 2 flakes to share with the third horse [a boarder.]
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."