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  • Nutrition for a weanling horse
  • All natural weanling nutrition

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    02-23-2013, 07:14 PM
  #11
Foal
I have no idea how breeding N/H horses reflects to this post, I never said "I" intended on breeding her myself. I bought her, she wasnt bred by me. Im not an expert, but im also not walking in blind and uneducated. I did research on HYPP before I bought her. I weighed my pro's and con's, she fits my intentions, so I bought her. This isn't a debate on HYPP, its about feeding a filly.
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    02-23-2013, 07:19 PM
  #12
Foal
[QUOTE=demonwolfmoon;1908727]1) If you've done so much research, and as Smrobs points out, are such an expert, why are you asking questions on the forum?
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HYPP has nothing to do with mare and foal feed, which is what I was asking about. SMrobs brought the HYPP diease and information to the table. All I was asking was if mare and foal was similar to a type of sweet feed, which im trying to avoid because she is N/H. My lack of knowledge on a feed doesn't mean im not aware of HYPP.
     
    02-23-2013, 07:20 PM
  #13
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Nightside    
I don't think anyone is being negative about your filly being N/H. What's done is done and all you can do is take care of her to the best of your abilities, as it seems you are trying to do. It isn't a wise choice in my book to knowingly breed N/H horses but no one said your filly would never amount to anything. Just that the stallion owner is a dunce.
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I agree - I think you're doing an excellent job already by seeking advice, and being as wise as any horse owner should! Impressive is my QH's grandsire, and although she's N/N, I still believe in 'as natural as possible' for my horse's feed, (through trial and error when I first became a horse owner, believe me!) - but when it all boils down to it, if we keep their lives as uncomplicated as possible with our 'human additives' and let them feed as nature would intend, it's all for the better in the long run :)
     
    02-23-2013, 07:24 PM
  #14
Foal
I've never fed supplements or anything before, other than to one of my walker mares who has joint problems and that was under vet instructions. I just wasn't sure if a straight pellet was a good idea for a weanling, I hear so many people rave about how they need all this extra supplementing for proper developement.
     
    02-23-2013, 07:35 PM
  #15
Green Broke
Totally understand. What I would do is give a supplement for proper development only if my foal had a medical problem and it was an absolute for her survival. If you see she's thriving on the good (non-sweetened) feed you're providing, then she's going to probably be one heck of strong, healthy mare :)
     
    02-23-2013, 07:40 PM
  #16
Foal
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Originally Posted by Northernstar    
Totally understand. What I would do is give a supplement for proper development only if my foal had a medical problem and it was an absolute for her survival. If you see she's thriving on the good (non-sweetened) feed you're providing, then she's going to probably be one heck of strong, healthy mare :)
Thank you, I personally don't like sweet feed, regardless of the horses health status. I've tried before, we bought a bag from TSC once, and in winter time it froze like a brick. Wasn't fun lol.
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    02-23-2013, 08:59 PM
  #17
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Originally Posted by Endiku    
Why on earth would a breeder intentionally breed a N/H stallion? :/

Because the AQHA does not have the balls to do the right thing.
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    02-27-2013, 08:30 PM
  #18
Weanling
I feed strictly Triple Crown.

My young horses get Growth.

The TC Low Starch also has a low potassium level and is said to be good for an HYPP horse. It says to feed to horses 1yr and older, but you could email them to see if you could feed it to a weanling.

I know the usual diet for HYPP horses is oats, but they are super high (50%+) in NSC.
     
    02-28-2013, 02:31 PM
  #19
Foal
Who carries Triple Crown, I don't believe I've ever seen it at TSC? So im not sure where I would be able to find it at.
     
    02-28-2013, 10:40 PM
  #20
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Born2Ride    
Who carries Triple Crown, I don't believe I've ever seen it at TSC? So im not sure where I would be able to find it at.
TSC doesn't carry it. Check the triple crown website for dealers
     

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