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    04-07-2011, 02:25 PM
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Foal
Feeding Advice For Halter Yearling

What type of feed would be ideal for a yearling halter colt? And how much should he be fed? His first halter class is at the end of May. He is in excellent healthy condition right now. Right now he gets free choice grass hay, with alfalfa cubes and Nutrena mare and foal feed. He is my first halter horse, so any help would be wonderful. Thanks so much. Oh yeah, excuse the horrible pics! They were from the Moday when he came off the trailer from Texas. He has since gotten a haircut and thorough grooming!
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    04-07-2011, 02:47 PM
  #2
Foal
I'm sure there will be many varied responses, depending on what has worked best for each of us. I myself do not feed my horse anything special. She gets good quality grass alfalfa hay, mineral salt block, carrots and apples, fresh clean water, once a month for seven days she get's bran mash with pysillium. She is blanketed in the winter, sheeted on cool/warm days, fly sheet in the summer. Shavings to lay on, a three sided shelter and lots of exercise, whether it's me riding her, my trainer or just running around the turn out kicking up her heels.

And everyone that sees her can't believe how shiny, well muscled and healthy she looks. Of course she is not the Quarterhorse ideal for halter, so due to her conformation/being an Appendix and not foundation/halter bred, she usually takes a second or third in halter.

This is us at our local show
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    04-07-2011, 02:56 PM
  #3
Foal
Halter Colt

Thank you! Your opinion is a welcomed one. My colt has amazing bloodlines and a lot of potential. I have recieved so many opinions to push this colt, all of which I ignore. I want him to suceed but I don't want to harm him just just get some points on him.
     
    04-11-2011, 08:42 PM
  #4
Green Broke
Make sure he gets a good amount of protein (12-14%), and especially lysine. The biggest thing you want to look out for is making him too fat. It's proven that overweight yearlings have dramatically decreased performance later in life. Also, let him get out and move and don't keep him stalled all the time so his skeleton will grow really nice.

Good job keeping him on the free choice hay. The only thing I would recommend is to check the lysine levels on his feed. I'd assume since it's a foal feed they'd be pretty high, but it never hurts to check!
     

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