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post #1 of 7 Old 04-24-2010, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
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Feeding oats?

My mare is allergic to molasses and soy beans so I've just switched her to oats with a vitamin and mineral mix...but I was told to feed her just a "handful" of oats which isn't very specific so I wanted to see if anyone else feeds oats and how much you feed.

She is an easy keeper but active too...we Event and she gets ridden 4 to 5 times a week. Does anyone else feed oats and how much do you feed?
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post #2 of 7 Old 04-25-2010, 02:25 AM
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Below is a table on how much to feed oats that I found online. I personally feed sweet feed and pellets. Hope this helps you :)

Horses’ weight Oats per day 400 kg/ 881 lb 1.25 - 1.5 kg per day
or 2.75 - 3.3 lbs per day 600 kg/ 1322 lb 1.5 - 2 kg per day
or 3.3 - 4.4 lbs per day

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*Emma:1998 Appendix QH Mare*
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I don't feed any grain or sweet feed so no help here :]

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post #4 of 7 Old 04-25-2010, 04:30 AM
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Mares eat oats & does eat oats...

I've always only heard good things about feeding oats to horses; they're a time-tested good food. There are whole oats, rolled & crimped. You can easily find more info online.
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post #5 of 7 Old 04-25-2010, 09:24 AM
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Feed the steamed rolled/crimped oats... whole oats will pass right thru them

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post #6 of 7 Old 04-25-2010, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the info! I did get her the steamed crimped oats :)
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post #7 of 7 Old 04-25-2010, 09:39 AM
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When I fed my horses oats with a mineral supplement, they ate one-half a cup of oats per day. They are very easy keepers on pasture.
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