Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Corpus Christi, TX, USA
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Am I over doing it?
I have an eight month old gypsy colt. He is around 600 lbs, but that is really just an estimate.
He gets 3 lbs of nutrena mare and foal and 1 lb of calf manna twice, and two large flakes of hay twice a day. I'm going to weigh the hay tonight just to see how much he is getting. He is boarded at a stable and that's what every horse gets.
He gets the calf manna as his breeder weaned him early at 3 months.
He is also gets smart combo by smartpak as a supplement for hoof, joint, digestion and coat. And omega 3 supplement.
He only gets let out to pasture every other day. There isn't much grass right now, but it's 40 acres so they move around and find some to nibble on.
Anyways I bought some alfalfa cubes yesterday just to add as an extra forage. I don't plan on giving him a whole lot but probably a pound every night along with his dinner.
My vet has approved of my feeding plan, accept the alfalfa, haven't talked to him about that yet.
But I'm just wondering if I am overdoing it? I know some people that just feed their 5 lbs of grain and two flakes of hay morning and night and their horses look okay, but I just want my colt to be as healthy as possible.
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