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        08-27-2010, 03:38 AM
    winter feeding

    Hi everyone,
    So I am a newer horse owner and I have noticed the peoples opinions are soooo diverse (I know quite a few horsey people but cannot get a straigtforward answer). Anyways, my 4 year old gelding, who is quite healthy, has a nic coat and hooves, and is at an optimum weight is strictly pasture fed during the warmer months. This winter while he is on hay (our ground gets covered in 2+ feet of snow) I am wondering what is the best way to supplement him with grains and/or vitatmin supplements. Thanks!
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        08-27-2010, 09:53 AM
    I actually feed the same amount of pellets in winter as I do in summer (because they work hard in summer). The only difference I add more oil to it (fat) and scoop of vit/min mix. What I do though is providing enough hay, mostly "free choice", in winter while in summer they have limited hay + pasture.
        08-27-2010, 10:57 AM
    I'm the same as kitten, I don't change my grain or Hoffman's supplement winter to summer.

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