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post #11 of 15 Old 09-26-2013, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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thanks deserthorsewoman - I'll ask about that. Do you think I could just replace the super14 with the flax seed? I'm boarding at a friends and she's open to anything, she's already bought the super 14 though.... I'm sure whole flax seed in bulk is cheaper....
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Good luck! You must be really excited about now...new horse and all. : )
I am excited! Just picked her up today!
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thanks deserthorsewoman - I'll ask about that. Do you think I could just replace the super14 with the flax seed? I'm boarding at a friends and she's open to anything, she's already bought the super 14 though.... I'm sure whole flax seed in bulk is cheaper....
you sure can . grind it fresh( goes rancid quickly), if not the birds around here have a feast and I can't pick up the poop anymore, it's all spread out.
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Sounds good, thanks for the suggestions. I asked at my feed store about the farnman vita plus and they said they had never heard of it- maybe it was lost in translation ;) I did find it online
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I've been reading about the option of loose minerals versus the traditional mineral blocks- neither of the horses (my new mare or the existing gelding) want anything to do with the mineral block we have for them but I do think they're lacking in the mineral dept (salt as well- I'm going to buy some loose sea salt tomorrow and see how they like it). We live in an extremely hot and humid climate and it seems like the horses barely drink any water- they might just be acclimated but I don't like it.

Would I need to add loose minerals in addition to the VitaPlus or should that supplement cover it? I saw lots of recommendations for the growstrong minerals but I don't know that I can get them here- but didn't want to double up needlessly.

So far my shopping list is looking like:
Whole flaxseed (bulk)
Farnam VitaPlus
Loose sea salt for free choice
Red raspberry leaf (bulk) - aka mare magic
Bulk psyllium hull powder - aka sand clear
Loose free choice minerals (?) -maybe-

Currently have canola oil, pellets, garlic and super14 all of which I think are getting phased out.

Grass is holding up well and they get to graze free all day but keeping a few bales of hay on stock for when I pen her at night (it's been necessary for attitude issues ;)

Thanks again for input !
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