Feed without Soy beans?? - The Horse Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 Old 06-28-2012, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Copley, OH
Posts: 4,760
• Horses: 1
Question Feed without Soy beans??

So my poor allergy-ridden mare is allergic to soy bean, alfalfa, and molasses (molasses being the worst!)...

For the past couple years I've had to just have her on barley and supplements because so all of the horse feeds out there have either molasses, soy, or both in them.

I just found out from the lab though that soy OIL is ok it doesn't contain the allergen, but any other form of the soy bean she cannot have.

So...anyone know of a horse feed out there that doesn't contain molasses and ONLY has soybean OIL and not the bean or hull?

"The times when you have seen only one set of footprints in the sand, is when I carried you..."
Hoofprints in the Sand is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 06-28-2012, 10:50 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Posts: 16,270
• Horses: 3
I don't know of any commercial feed like that, HITS. Is it possible for you to have a custom order ground to your specifications?

I'd be in deep doody if my horses were allergic to alfalfa and soybeans, since the feed I use has those as the two main ingredients!

You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!
Speed Racer is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 06-28-2012, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Copley, OH
Posts: 4,760
• Horses: 1
I know, it's a total PITA!!! I've never asked about the special made, sounds like it would be far too expensive which is why I've basically specially made it myself with the barley, and then Tri Amino (protein) supplement and a multi-vitamin (Augment) from SmartPak.

"The times when you have seen only one set of footprints in the sand, is when I carried you..."
Hoofprints in the Sand is offline  
post #4 of 10 Old 06-28-2012, 12:37 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
Posts: 4,983
• Horses: 0
Unless your horse is in really hard work and/or being heavily schooled every day for some sort of eventing, it doesn't need grain. Just a vit/min supplement to make up for whatever shortage there is in your pasture and hay; which the hay should be grass hay:)

EquiPride is a soy-free vit/min supplement witha pre-probiotic in it. It is in meal form and smells deliciously like wine.

EquiPride - Pure Horse Products

Depending where you live, you may have to do some driving to get a bag and it isn't cheap. Their website has a dealer locator.

I have been driving 92 miles one way for the last three years to buy it in bulk and they give me a price break. Sadly, I just can't make that drive anymore so good bye EquiPride and I'm going to Plan B which is Triple Crown's 30%. It has soy it in and I will be holding my breath to see how my oat/corn/soy intolerant horse behaves on it.

I bought enough EquiPride for a year and stored it in a spare bedroom so it wouldn't go bad.

You use 10 ounces daily per horse so a 50 lb bag lasts me around 22 days for four horses.

Your horse may not like the taste of it so you could mix in some equine Rice Bran if your horse isn't way over weight. Most horses love the taste of rice bran. Tractor Supply sells Manna Pro's MaxiGlo in either the meal form or pellet form.

Hope this helps

Last edited by walkinthewalk; 06-28-2012 at 12:40 PM.
walkinthewalk is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 06-28-2012, 12:40 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Posts: 16,270
• Horses: 3
None of my horses would eat EquiPride, no matter how much I tried to disguise it. And these are total chow hounds who will eat just about anything.

You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!
Speed Racer is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 06-28-2012, 12:51 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
Posts: 4,983
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Speed Racer View Post
None of my horses would eat EquiPride, no matter how much I tried to disguise it. And these are total chow hounds who will eat just about anything.
I've heard that but two of mine get theirs with rice bran and the other two get it mixed with soaked timothy pellets. Everyone scarfs it right down.

I don't feed the ten ounces all at once; that's the recommended total daily amount and I divide in two feedings so it's a little easier for them to "swallow"
walkinthewalk is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 06-28-2012, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Copley, OH
Posts: 4,760
• Horses: 1
Walk, we actually have Evented for the past 3 years, and this year switched to mostly Hunter/Jumper but still like to do some Jumper-type competitions and Hunter Paces here and there. She is ridden probably anywhere from 3-5 times per week, for about an hour each time, jumped probably once once, maybe twice per week. When I only had her on grass pasture/hay and the barley alone, she started losing weight.

I tried a fat supplement (Cool Calories) which didn't do anything, and then SmartPak recommended the Tri Amino and that's what put the weight back on her. She's also on Augment, a multi vitamin, since the barley doesn't give her much of anything besides something to mix her supplements in.

But it would be nice to have her on a grain of some type that's got everything she needs in it, and that way I could drop the 2 supplements I have her on. But if I can't find a grain that would work, I'll probably just continue with the barley and supplements I have her on, since those have seemed to work alright.

"The times when you have seen only one set of footprints in the sand, is when I carried you..."
Hoofprints in the Sand is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 06-28-2012, 06:37 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
Posts: 4,983
• Horses: 0
I'm sure not aware of a grain type feed that is soy-free.

Even ration balancers use soy for the protein because it's fairly cheap and provides the highest amount of protein and amino acids.

If EquiPride can figure out how to make a vit/min supplement that is soy-free, albeit expensive, I would think the top feed makes in this country could also make a product like that.

We don't own the only two horses in the world with soy intolerances
walkinthewalk is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 06-28-2012, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Copley, OH
Posts: 4,760
• Horses: 1
Yeah seriously!!
Posted via Mobile Device
Hoofprints in the Sand is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 07-02-2012, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Copley, OH
Posts: 4,760
• Horses: 1
Anyone else have any ideas??
Posted via Mobile Device
Hoofprints in the Sand is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
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:
OR

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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Why We Can't All Be String Beans Skyseternalangel Rider Wellness 61 07-03-2012 09:36 AM
As far as horse feed are Pellets and Sweet feed the main two types of feed? nyg052003 Horse Health 2 07-14-2011 09:25 AM
Beans?? RedTree Horse Health 14 11-24-2010 08:08 PM
Allergic to Molasses AND Soy beans!!! Hoofprints in the Sand Horse Nutrition 5 04-20-2010 09:53 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome