Help! in need of help finding the right feed for my 2 year old mare
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health > Horse Nutrition

Help! in need of help finding the right feed for my 2 year old mare

This is a discussion on Help! in need of help finding the right feed for my 2 year old mare within the Horse Nutrition forums, part of the Horse Health category
  • Best feed for 2 year old mare
  • Feeding 2 year old foal

Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By loosie
  • 1 Post By DRichmond

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    08-21-2012, 12:23 PM
  #1
Foal
Help! in need of help finding the right feed for my 2 year old mare

I have a 2 year old palomino mare, and im in need of some suggestions on what to addition feed I can add in with her oats to help her grow and put on weight
Attached Images
File Type: jpg honey8.jpg (69.3 KB, 75 views)
File Type: jpg honey7.jpg (47.2 KB, 77 views)
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    08-21-2012, 01:52 PM
  #2
Yearling
I reccomend purina strategy foal grow formula... I've posted about it before but I really lovvveee this stuff and so does my filly. She only gets about 2.5lbs a day but she's been growin' like a weed in all directions it seems like... It's also pretty safe, you could if you were crazy feed it as a hay supplement so it's pretty fool proof in my opinion. I add biotin and flax oil to it a couple times per week for healthy hoofs and coat.

Not to mention it's pretty inexpensive, approx 20$/ bag
     
    08-25-2012, 07:00 AM
  #3
Trained
Why are you feeding oats & what else are you feeding? A basic low starch, high fibre diet of free choice(or little & often) hay/grass and appropriate nutritional supplements to give her what she needs should about do. I'd consult a nutritionist or use something like feedxl.com to ensure a well balanced diet. A proportion of the diet could be lucerne/alfalfa or such, which is high in protein, energy & calcium can be good but may be too much for 'easy keepers'. Health problems(DODs for eg) can arise if you try to 'grow up' a foal too quickly or allow them to become overweight.
DRichmond likes this.
     
    08-30-2012, 10:50 PM
  #4
Weanling
Your 2 year old looks to be an ideal weight.

Mother Nature pretty much has been taken out of the equation since horses have been domesticated, unfortunately, but she still knows best. I agree with loosie on keeping the diet simplistic.
loosie likes this.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Feed for a 2 Year Old Hailey1203 Horse Nutrition 4 08-19-2012 08:41 PM
I Need Advice On How To Feed My 15 Year Old Gelding goldie789 Horse Nutrition 2 08-12-2012 04:50 AM
when should i start my 3 year old mare on hard feed stefannyy Horse Nutrition 8 03-25-2012 04:06 PM
What's best to feed my 2 year old?! Rach C Horse Nutrition 0 03-22-2012 04:53 PM
Finding decendents of a mare? Plains Drifter Horse Breeding 17 01-07-2010 10:20 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0