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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
We grain quite a few of our horses because they are often being rehabilitated or are really hard keepers (darned OTTBs).
As far as I know, none of our Quarter Horses are on grain right now, just pasture and free choice roundbales of timothy/alfalfa hay- and only the miniature horses with a consistant job (driving, broodmares, etc) are getting grain year- round, and they only get a few handfulls of Purina Horse and Pony, then a flake of hay each. We used to free-feed that as well, but they were getting too fat.
Our TBs and lesson horses are the only ones who are fed grain constantly, and that's because the lesson horses put in 15-18 hours of work every week. They're fed Purina Adult Complete. Two or three of our horses are on special diets as well, usually of rice bran, alfalfa cubes, and corn oil.- but otherwise that's about it.
The weanlings and yearlings (when we have them) are usually on Omleen 400 and pasture/free choice hay.
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