Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Gloucestershire, UK
• Horses: 0
Wow, Cherie, very interesting, thank you.
My vet said (and I trust him with my horses life, he is one of the decent ones) that any horse on good grazing (whether that's hay or grass), holding a good weight and with clear eyes and a good coat cannot be lacking. His exact words were, "mineral supplements are there to make the owner feel better. They do the horse no favours apart from in pregnancy". I did ignore him, however, and give her some haylage balancer - which she wouldnt eat. Wouldn't eat the chaff, wouldnt eat the balancer biscuits, wouldnt eat the powder mixed with her favourite treats, just wouldnt eat it. So I gave up in the end!
Also, when she was eating an extraordinary amount of rails in the field, she was on poor grazing but was DESPERATELY bored. Since she's been in, she's less bored (and on better grazing), and is still chewing but less.
Her condition, weight (shes weight taped which, although inaccurate for foals, at least lets me know if she goes up or down), coat condition and hoof condition have remained exactly the same.
I'm happy to try anything tbh, whats the brand name you use?