farnam weight builder?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health > Horse Nutrition

farnam weight builder?

This is a discussion on farnam weight builder? within the Horse Nutrition forums, part of the Horse Health category
  • Weight builder for horses
  • Who has used farnam weight builder

Like Tree1Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    03-02-2013, 07:15 PM
  #1
Weanling
farnam weight builder?

My horse looks like she has gained a lot of weight some days, and then others she looks horrid. She is getting quite a bit of complete feed, someone even said I could feed a bit less, and she is getting corn oil(NOT FOR LONG I ran out of the better kind and need to go get some) 1/4 a cup 2 times a day and free feed hay an omega 3 supp and a hoof supp.

Im looking for a weight building supp because I want to start riding in spring and I don't want her to loose any weight. Has anyone tryed farnam? All suggestions will be appritiated. Thanks
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    03-02-2013, 07:22 PM
  #2
Green Broke
Weight builders are mostly junk. Alfalfa is much better. Alfalfa pellets with canola oil helped my hard keeper get up to weight thru winter. Give a few pounds of pellets soaked pretty good so theres no choke and put the oil on top.
     
    03-02-2013, 07:31 PM
  #3
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by poppy1356    
Weight builders are mostly junk. Alfalfa is much better. Alfalfa pellets with canola oil helped my hard keeper get up to weight thru winter. Give a few pounds of pellets soaked pretty good so theres no choke and put the oil on top.
lol ill have to drive 3 hours to get it because my local store doesnt carry it. I live up in the mountains and there is a very small store that carries supplies, but not much. They just reopened in fact, a man found cat fecies in his food(people food, which is why I aways buy packaged food there) and they got shut down for a few weeks, I was living off top ramen.

Next time I drive down the mountain to go to 'town' ill get a few bags lol. Thanks!
     
    03-02-2013, 07:35 PM
  #4
Green Broke
Then I would grab quite a few bags lol. It goes fast when you feed a few pounds per day.
     
    03-02-2013, 07:37 PM
  #5
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by poppy1356    
Then I would grab quite a few bags lol. It goes fast when you feed a few pounds per day.
lol will chopped alfalfa work? Iv heard its easier for them to digest, I used to free feed it to some of my rescue horses
     
    03-02-2013, 07:40 PM
  #6
Green Broke
As long as it a nice fresh green alfalfa. And you don't want cattle alfalfa as I believe that is too high in protein.
     
    03-02-2013, 07:44 PM
  #7
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by poppy1356    
As long as it a nice fresh green alfalfa. And you don't want cattle alfalfa as I believe that is too high in protein.
o well I know a feed store down the mountain that sells bags of chopped alfalfa for $19 for 50 pounds, I can't buy alfalfa hay right now there is a shortage and I can't pay $79 a bale. I told my uncle the price and he said he might buy it by the load and bring it up here and sell it! He would make a ton of money lol!
     
    03-02-2013, 10:22 PM
  #8
Trained
I liked the Farnam weight builder. Only stopped because it was a powder and my horse was dumping all his food on the ground and not eating it. Seemed to help when he actually consumed it.
     
    03-02-2013, 10:25 PM
  #9
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck    
I liked the Farnam weight builder. Only stopped because it was a powder and my horse was dumping all his food on the ground and not eating it. Seemed to help when he actually consumed it.
haha my horse dumps her food out to, but since I started to soak the food her suppliments actually sticks to the food so she can't get away with it lol
     
    03-04-2013, 12:25 PM
  #10
Weanling
The weight builder seemed to fire up our once dead head QH Mare. I switched to rice bran (meal) and that does the trick perfectly for me. I feed appx. 1 lb per horse in the winter to keep their weight up.
Animallover707 likes this.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
best weight builder for the starved horse blbosch Horse Nutrition 17 02-11-2013 02:43 PM
Farnam Weight Builder VS Cool Calories Blondehorselover Horse Nutrition 6 12-04-2011 03:34 PM
Weight builder BarrelWannabe Horse Health 22 08-18-2011 08:49 AM
Weight/Muscle Builder HooverH Horse Health 3 05-08-2011 01:22 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0