How to get minerals into an already fat mare?
I want to start my mare on some sort of vitamin/mineral supplement. No reason in particular. She is currently on 24/7 turnout and is a bit chubby at the moment due to being on green grass and having no work for the past few months. I've been wanting to start her on a vit/min supplement for a while now just to supplement her diet. I've heard good things about the Hoffmans (with added selenium) so I got a bag of that today.
I tried to give her the 200grams (recommended on bag) today on top of a couple double handfuls of oats.. She took two small mouthfuls then wouldn't touch it. She is very obviously not starving lol... I ended up leaving it out for her. I'm going back on Sunday so I'll see then if she touched it.
What else can I give her besides oats? I think if there had been a better oat-mineral ratio she might have eaten it, byt she REALLY does not need any more calories, but she IS picky. I thought about soaked alfalfa cubes or something but I suspect she wouldn't be too stoked on those either considering the fresh grass vs. wet grossness factor. She has eaten beet pulp in the past, but it was mixed with sweet feed. Any ideas?
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