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        04-23-2012, 04:58 PM
      #11
    Foal
    I have been around horses my whole life so you can't tell me I can't own a horse. Im just getting advice. Whats the problem with asking simple questions?? My neighbors friend just had 2 horses here for boarding and I took care of them but he took them back. So keep your own comments to yourself if your going to be rude
         
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        04-23-2012, 06:16 PM
      #12
    Green Broke
    Actually I didn't tell you that you can't own a horse so please don't accuse. And I made a suggestion to the advice you wanted. If you can't handle it then maybe you shouldn't post a thread asking for advice and opinions. You took it as being rude, I took it as giving advice when you asked
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        04-23-2012, 07:47 PM
      #13
    Foal
    You were giving no advice to the topic there are plenty of different feedng schedules out there and most of them were good unlike yours telling me it would be a burden on me.. to me horses arent a burden no matter what they are a companion and a friend
         
        04-23-2012, 08:30 PM
      #14
    Green Broke
    Okay. You didn't get the point of my post....

    So of your going to ignore my real advice I guess I'll just tell you what you wana hear....

    Alot of people feed in the am and pm but depending on some horses they can go without grain all together or may only get fed once a day. Ask the former owner of the new horse what feeding schedule he is on now. (how much, what kind of feed, etc) and go off of that. I personally feed my horses twice a day but less grain as the grass starts to grow....
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        04-23-2012, 08:36 PM
      #15
    Foal
    I get the point of your post im saying I've been around horses for quite sometime its my own horse this time and just needed a little bit of help. I know what you are trying to say my neighbor got me the horse for a early bday present because he knew how much I loved and care about horses its just preparing me for a head start to things
         
        04-23-2012, 08:59 PM
      #16
    Yearling
    Well are you asking when people feed their horses or what to and how much to feed your horse?

    If it's the first question, the above posts give good advice, I personally do it twice a day. Whatever fits the needs of your horse and you. Also the horses get used to a schedule fairly quickly...

    If it's the second question then we need to know a few things, like what breed is your horse (some are easier keepers then others)? His weight? Is he fat or skinny? Is he old or young?

    What I have done, and it works very well, is to contact a knowledgeable feed man, and attack his brain.... Most people will tell you how many lb. A horse your size needs of whatever type of grain/hay... You'll have to go from there and watch the horse to see if he's getting fat, keeping good weight, or loosing weight...

    In my opinion good grass has many nutritional values that we cannot find...Obviously my horses do better on it....So good healthy pasture would be #1 choice... And with most horses (that are easy keepers) that is all you'll need...Although when winter comes I like them to put on a bit more weight, but that's beside the point.

    Have fun!
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        04-24-2012, 06:52 AM
      #17
    Foal
    I have a great pasture. And also like I said before I am preparing myself to get ready
         
        04-24-2012, 07:36 AM
      #18
    Green Broke
    No one comes into this knowing it all...despite what some like to think....I think the fact that you are asking is a good thing. Questions and seeking of knowledge should be encouraged.
         
        04-24-2012, 07:41 AM
      #19
    Showing
    If you get a couple of small mesh hay nets, and stuff them in the morning, the hay will last him all day. He can only nibble the hay, not swallow large amounts and running out of hay before noon. Two feedings, morning and night without using these nets can result in the horse getting ulcers. Even if he's on grass, offer a full hay net. He'll go back and forth. You want this when the grass is rich, cool nights and hot days. I offer all the hay my horses want year round and never any problems. As for grains, you might want to research what the various companies offer.
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        04-24-2012, 08:00 AM
      #20
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by themacpack    
    No one comes into this knowing it all...despite what some like to think....I think the fact that you are asking is a good thing. Questions and seeking of knowledge should be encouraged.
    Thank you for being on my side im just trying to get information
         

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