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        03-11-2013, 10:29 PM
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    Weanling
    Can i soak it?

    Ok so I wasnt happy with my feed at the local feed store, it turned out to be CRAP. So I switched to strategy. I went to walmart today(horrid 3 hour drive) I got like 6 bags. Im wondering can I soak it with water? I prefer to soak my feed but wasnt sure about this. Thanks!
         
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        03-11-2013, 10:36 PM
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    Started
    Read the bag. If it directs you to soak it, then soak it. If it doesn't, don't.
         
        03-11-2013, 10:41 PM
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    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by alexischristina    
    Read the bag. If it directs you to soak it, then soak it. If it doesn't, don't.
    It doesnt say wether I can or not. I like to soak it so my horse can't find the suppliments and pick them out lol.
         
        03-11-2013, 10:46 PM
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    Trained
    I have about 120 feet to walk between feedroom and horses, and when I pour a little water over the Strategy by the time I arrive at the horses it has already fallen apart. So soaking in it's true sense is not necessary, wetting it down is just fine
         
        03-11-2013, 10:46 PM
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    Started
    If it doesn't say to soak it, then it is not a feed that needs soaking. I'm not familiar with strategy, but I assume it isn't something that will expand when soaked, and will thus just be grain + water, wont hide anything and your horses may not want to eat it. Your best bet for supplements is to get something that is meant to be soaked, or even add it to an oil, or blend some carrot / apple and add it to that.
         
        03-11-2013, 10:47 PM
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    Green Broke
    Yes, you can soak Strategy. It won't cause any harm to it and if your horse isn't a great drinker, get more water into him.

    I wasn't aware Walmart sold Strategy.
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        03-11-2013, 10:47 PM
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    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Animallover707    
    It doesnt say wether I can or not. I like to soak it so my horse can't find the suppliments and pick them out lol.
    Just curious: do you mean soaking prevents your horse from picking out supplements you've added to the feed?
         
        03-11-2013, 10:49 PM
      #8
    Yearling
    Strategy will turn to dust if soaked - it won't expand - been there. But you can put your supplement and carrot or apple slices in a blender and then mix it in your strategy and that might help!
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        03-11-2013, 11:31 PM
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    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JaphyJaphy    
    Just curious: do you mean soaking prevents your horse from picking out supplements you've added to the feed?
    The suppliments I add stick to the feed and prevet the horse from attempting not to eat it. Especially the powder kinds
         
        03-11-2013, 11:33 PM
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    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Delfina    
    Yes, you can soak Strategy. It won't cause any harm to it and if your horse isn't a great drinker, get more water into him.

    I wasn't aware Walmart sold Strategy.
    huh I have never seen it there before either til today ???
         

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