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post #1 of 10 Old 01-18-2013, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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Question Five differetnt horses and five different feeds help

So I have fivehorses all doing different things I will do all the information on all of them and can someone tell me what would be a good feed for them.

JEDDA: A 14.2 hh stockhorse that is 21. She gets ridden about 4-6 times a week for a bout 30-60mins each time she is a good dooer and is mare.

ARAGON: A 15.1 hh stockhorse/arab cross that is 18 give or take a few years at the moment he is not being ridden because he wont gain weight he is a gelding.

PHOENIX: A 15 hh arab that is 9 and is a good dooer he is not being ridden at the moment beause of an abcess but will do light work when he recovers. He is a gelding.

SHACKAN: A 3yr 15hh arab that is still growing estimated 15.2hh, he is being trained and is a good dooer. He is a gelding.

CHARLIE: A 16yr 13.3 arabian pony. this mare is a pretty good dooer and only works when little kids come over once a month.

All of these horses are running on 10 acres together but there is no feed on it.
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post #2 of 10 Old 01-18-2013, 05:33 PM
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All but the 3 year old can go on a senior feed - any horse 5 and over.
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Are they getting hay? What kind and how much? Good hay is the base of everything.
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Are they getting hay? What kind and how much? Good hay is the base of everything.
There getting 2 biscutes of the best lucern hay a day exept for the pony she gets one because her paddock has alot of feed and shes a good dooer its not bad lucern its the top of the range $14-$18 a bale sort of stuff :))))))

Thankz for the info quyz!!!!!
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JEDDA: A 14.2 hh stockhorse that is 21. She gets ridden about 4-6 times a week for a bout 30-60mins each time she is a good dooer and is mare.
Grass/grass hay and a good *appropriate* nutritional supplement. As she's a 'good doer' you may need to restrict her hay/grazing & cut down/out the lucerne, if not more exercise to burn more calories.

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ARAGON: A 15.1 hh stockhorse/arab cross that is 18 give or take a few years at the moment he is not being ridden because he wont gain weight he is a gelding.
Grass/grass hay and a good *appropriate* nutritional supplement. I'd want to look for the reason he is not thriving. Eg. teeth, *effective* worming, ulcers, too much protein(in the lucerne/alfalfa maybe) for his system to deal with, IR & lack/imbalance of magnesium.... The alfalfa may well be appropriate for him, but if not, low starch/sugar high energy feeds such as beet pulp, rice bran etc are good.

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PHOENIX: A 15 hh arab that is 9 and is a good dooer he is not being ridden at the moment beause of an abcess but will do light work when he recovers. He is a gelding.
Grass/grass hay and a good *appropriate* nutritional supplement. As he's a 'good doer' you may need to restrict his hay/grazing & cut down/out the lucerne, if not more exercise to burn more calories.

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SHACKAN: A 3yr 15hh arab that is still growing estimated 15.2hh, he is being trained and is a good dooer. He is a gelding.
Grass/grass hay and a good *appropriate* nutritional supplement. As he's a 'good doer' you may need to restrict his hay/grazing & cut down/out the lucerne, if not more exercise to burn more calories.

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CHARLIE: A 16yr 13.3 arabian pony. this mare is a pretty good dooer and only works when little kids come over once a month.
Grass/grass hay and a good *appropriate* nutritional supplement. As he's a 'good doer' you may need to restrict his hay/grazing & cut down/out the lucerne, if not more exercise to burn more calories.

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All of these horses are running on 10 acres together but there is no feed on it.
If they're all such 'good doers' apart from the 18yo, I suspect there is way more feed on it than you think. Horses are actually built for sparse pickings & poor(compared to cattle fattening improved pasture) forage. You also say that the pony is in a good paddock. If she'll get less out with the others, I'd put her out there(be inclined to anyway if she's without company), or otherwise restrict her intake.

So.... sounds to me that you have 5 different horses alright, but probably only need 2 different diets, unless you get to the bottom of the 18yo's weight prob & he starts to thrive too.
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Thanq for the help
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Where are you located and what brands of feed are available to you?

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Im located in sydney nsw (australia) we can get barastock and others cant remember srry
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I won't be of any help as far as feed then bc I know nothing about the feed available to you.
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post #10 of 10 Old 01-23-2013, 07:22 AM
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Horses are all different and have different nutritional requirements. a One size fits all diet is not the way to go.

Heck there are ponies on my yard, they are full siblings (same dam and sire) they are very very different and get a very very different diet. If you fed the gelding what the mare gets he would explode!!! Feed the mare what the gelding gets and you would end up with a seriously underweight pony.

RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT

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