05-23-2013, 09:20 PM
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Three of my four are special needs. They don't quite all eat the same, but everyone is on a low starch diet and they all get fed three times daily.
Because two of them have insulin issues, they are only on pasture 8 - 10 hours daily, as opposed to the 16 - 18 hours they used to graze. One wears a grazing muzzle, the other does not - yet.
Everyone eats orchard grass/mix hay as that is typical for my area. I have scale to weigh the hay for the two metabolic horses. I pull the flakes apart and just do a visual where the other two are concerned. I never say how many flakes I feed because flake size can vary greatly within one bale, much less from bale-to-bale.
Nobody eats grain of any sort or anything with soy in it. They all recieve a vit/min supplement and the metabolic horses also get supplements to aid in stabilizing their insulin.