i need help with horse grain?
 
 

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

i need help with horse grain?

This is a discussion on i need help with horse grain? within the Horse Nutrition forums, part of the Horse Health category
  • With horse
  • Do horses really need grain

Like Tree3Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    11-29-2011, 05:33 PM
  #1
Foal
Question i need help with horse grain?

Okay I am feeding my 14 year old mare 2 quarts of beef pulp soaked and 1 quart of sweet feed. But when it is done soaking it is a lot more in the bucket from it soaking will it hurt her to feed it all to her? And am I feeding her to much? She also get's free choica hay. Thanks.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    11-29-2011, 11:49 PM
  #2
Started
It may be a good idea to split the grain into a couple feedings. Since it is not like you are feeding her a ton of grain, I wouldn't call beet pulp grain, it so it should be fine, but it is always healthier for horses to be feed multiple times a day.

I would steer you away from sweet feed. I has tons of sugar, and therefore is extremely unhealthy. It is just like feeding candy to kids.
     
    11-30-2011, 12:01 AM
  #3
Green Broke
I agree, give multiple feedings and stay clear of the sweet feeds.

If you want to supplement her free choice hay, try something like Purina Strategy Healthy Edge (It has beet pulp mixed in already), or maybe senior. You will get the benefit of the vitamins and other essential stuff without having the "hyper child" effect or your horse gaining too much weight because it's more balanced.
     
    12-01-2011, 11:14 AM
  #4
Foal
Okay but she gets the same amount at night two. But I will swich her over to a differnt grain.
     
    12-03-2011, 07:45 PM
  #5
Weanling
Sweet feed made my horse hyper... I recommend Purina Strategy.
     
    12-27-2011, 06:37 PM
  #6
Foal
I learned to feed the old English way. I cook rolled barley, once cooked and cooled add bran (rice or wheat) and molasses. I add PRIDE general mineral (also has selinium) for vitamins but if you can find calcium and phosphorus that is really all you need. This feed may not be convenient but it is not too hot and is easy on their digestive system. It can calm a hot headed horse because it is not overloaded with carbs and protein making foundering and colicing less likely. I feed this to my rescued OTTB and foster mustang mom at home, but also feed to other rescued horses. This will fatten them up well and quickly. Bran also ensures your horses stay hydrated.
     
    12-27-2011, 06:43 PM
  #7
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by lacey met    
okay I am feeding my 14 year old mare 2 quarts of beef pulp soaked and 1 quart of sweet feed. But when it is done soaking it is a lot more in the bucket from it soaking will it hurt her to feed it all to her? And am I feeding her to much? She also get's free choica hay. Thanks.
What grains do you have available to you in your area, and how much work is your mare in?

Like others have already mention get away from sweet feed... and really if your horses is really into heavy work then I would stay away from grain all together. I would look into putting her on a ration balancer, its a vit/min supplement and doesn't have grain in it... much healthier..
     
    12-27-2011, 07:37 PM
  #8
Trained
Quote:
Originally Posted by stubbornmom    
I learned to feed the old English way. I cook rolled barley, once cooked and cooled add bran (rice or wheat) and molasses. I add PRIDE general mineral (also has selinium) for vitamins but if you can find calcium and phosphorus that is really all you need. This feed may not be convenient but it is not too hot and is easy on their digestive system. It can calm a hot headed horse because it is not overloaded with carbs and protein making foundering and colicing less likely. I feed this to my rescued OTTB and foster mustang mom at home, but also feed to other rescued horses. This will fatten them up well and quickly. Bran also ensures your horses stay hydrated.
Welcome to the 21st century! You don't have to do this anymore, just buy extruded feed, the cooking process is already done.
     
    12-27-2011, 11:17 PM
  #9
Foal
I do live in the 21st century where eating foods without a lot of garbage in them is preferred and necessary anymore. I used to feed my horses sweet feed and did not like what was in it and how it was, or wasn't as the case may be, digested. I prefer to know what is going into my horses. Premade food is full of things horses don't need and somethings that can actually hurt them in the long run. I have seen an incredible change in temperment in a very short period of time after changing their diet. Rescued horses have very sensitive stomachs. The bran mash it is not only nutritious, easy for them to digest and does not play with the head, making them much easier to handle. Not only is it better for them but the cost is 1/3 of sweet feed. It takes maybe 1 hour to cook rolled barley or you can use a slow cooker and cook overnight, to me it is well worth the extra hour.
     
    12-27-2011, 11:41 PM
  #10
Foal
Used to work a family owned TB breeding farm. My experience is real not out of books, magazines or internet. I also train OTTB's in dressage and hunters
     

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
horse will only eat grain raisinandelana Horse Nutrition 18 11-28-2011 12:17 AM
Horse Won't Eat Grain . . . vanna Horse Health 16 04-15-2011 09:03 PM
First horse - hay and grain. GuitarChump Horse Nutrition 13 11-04-2010 11:07 PM
horse not eating all of his grain minihorse927 Horse Health 5 08-11-2008 01:31 PM
Grain for a hot horse? saraequestrian Horse Health 4 04-01-2008 10:34 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:13 PM.


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