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post #1 of 26 Old 06-09-2012, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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Has anybody feed rice bran?

I have started feeding rice bran to my senior horses and nursing mares.
Has anybody had any experience with it?
I have the powdered kind and mix it with their regular feed.
I am starting to see results after only 1 week.
I am hoping to only have to buy one kind of pellets and just mix rice bran with those that need a higher protien/fat content. Shalom
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post #2 of 26 Old 06-09-2012, 10:55 PM
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I feed it to mine in the winter. I feed powdered with their pellets and oil and my horses look fabulous all winter. Economical tasty and easy to procure. I use about 2 cups per horse per feeding. I pay $10 a bag for it.
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Oh and I feed a 12% protein 6% fat pelleted feed.
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I fed it this spring when my 3 year old wasn't holding the weight I like. Took him a bit to acquire a taste for it and I had to water it down, but once he started eating it the results were pretty quick.

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I mix the pellets in with my mares grain. It definitely makes a difference when she needs more weight.
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Thanks for the replies.
I do think I will cut down oin the amount during the summer and increase it in winter.
I pay bonly 8$ a bag here. Shalom
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By the way, it makes the softest shiniest coats. In the summer we feed barley instead unless we are showing heavy then they get both.
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I picked up some oil at a local shop to help everyone put on weight. So far no noticeable improvement but they are not getting it every day.

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post #9 of 26 Old 06-10-2012, 12:28 PM
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I fed Rice bran to my horse, and it really helped him put on weight. I used warm water, and made it into a kind of mush. He loved it!
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post #10 of 26 Old 06-10-2012, 12:46 PM
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I do not feed it for a weight gain reason I use it more as a sand clear. Works well for that. Changes things up a bit in that department.

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