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A feed that adds some pep?

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        02-12-2013, 11:15 PM
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    Foal
    A feed that adds some pep?

    I was curious if any of you could suggest a grain to give my horse some energy during the warmer weather. He loves his feed for winter, it keeps him calm but in the summer/spring or whenever it starts warming up his energy level drops and he is not too excited about being put to work.

    Any suggestions?
         
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        02-12-2013, 11:24 PM
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    Started
    I'm not sure feed would be the direct answer. If he's healthy weight and in good physical shape, I don't think I'd push more calories just to add a lil zip to him. They tend to be a lil more spunky when its cold naturally. If I were going to up anything, I'd up hay or quality of hay. But only if needed to maintain body conditions. May just be a lil lazy when its warmer out.
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        02-12-2013, 11:55 PM
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    Showing
    Do you think it could be dropping due to low levels of something in his diet? Maybe he isn't drinking enough water or has a deficiency...

    I would check it out.. before I assume things.... and try to add more "energy" with a feed.
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        02-13-2013, 12:00 AM
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    Foal
    Your pinto horse in your icon is adorable! What breed?

    I am hoping to balance out what he is eating, I am worried he may be deficient in something. What is the recommended balance of crude protein and fat?
         
        02-13-2013, 12:00 AM
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    Trained
    My horse had Erlichiosis two years in a row, and it seems to create a low grade lethargy in him every summer. I tried Smart Energy last year and it really seemed to help without turning him into a nut.
         
        02-13-2013, 03:36 AM
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    Showing
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    Originally Posted by tseluyu dylan    
    Your pinto horse in your icon is adorable! What breed?

    I am hoping to balance out what he is eating, I am worried he may be deficient in something. What is the recommended balance of crude protein and fat?
    Can you describe your horse's current diet?

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    Thanks :) He is a Dutch Warmblood X Paint. He is 16.2 (remeasured him while I was home)
         
        02-13-2013, 04:39 AM
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    Yearling
    Have you tried adding a b12 supplement to his diet?
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        02-13-2013, 09:28 PM
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    Foal
    Other than hay he eats a training dose of Dynamite and a cup of blue rider feed... the blue rider cooled him down a lot in winter when he usually bounces off the walls.
         

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