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post #1 of 11 Old 03-02-2013, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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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

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post #2 of 11 Old 03-02-2013, 06:22 PM
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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.
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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!

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Then I would grab quite a few bags lol. It goes fast when you feed a few pounds per day.
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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

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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.
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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!

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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.

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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

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post #10 of 11 Old 03-04-2013, 11:25 AM
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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.
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