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post #1 of 6 Old 03-23-2010, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
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Question new diet now shes wired

i started my mare on barly oats pellets which are 50-50 and now she has so much energy i can hardly ride her but shes finally putting on weight along her spine
any one have diet sugestions
current feed is 1 scoop oat-barly pellets am 1 scoop 1 cup rolled oats and supplements pm
and constant supply of hay

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post #2 of 6 Old 03-24-2010, 12:07 AM
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Remove the barley oats.

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post #3 of 6 Old 03-24-2010, 09:40 AM
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she is on a sugar/starch high ... remove the barley/oats and replace with beet pulp or alfalfa pellets close to same calories and lower hot energy. You also need a good source of nutrition either a good vitamin/mineral supplement or a ration balancer.

Free choice hay is a great way to add weight as well

I have been called the NSC Nazi more then once ... I hate traditional feed methods of loading our horses up on grains and junk food :)
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post #4 of 6 Old 03-25-2010, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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well she was staved and under fed left in a feild of mud for three months she was 750 lbs when i got her and shes a 15.3 hh standardberd
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any pics of her??

I have been called the NSC Nazi more then once ... I hate traditional feed methods of loading our horses up on grains and junk food :)
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post #6 of 6 Old 04-03-2010, 08:25 AM
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You could also consider using an equine rice bran. It is 22% fat and provides cool energy.

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Once the feed change would be made, don't feed any more than the recommended amount on the bag, unless you call the manufacturer.

I started out feeding rice bran to my insulin resistant horse because the I-R made him lose weight. I put my other three on it to keep my life simple and discovered they are all much more laid back and peaceful.

My I-R horse is has been stabile for three years and maintains his weight on 3/4 cup of rice bran daily, along with high quality grass hay and other supplements

If you want to try rice bran and can't get Equi-Jewel in your area, just be sure it is for horses and is stabilized & calcium fortified.

Stabilized so it won't turn rancid; calcium fortified to keep the calcium:phosphorous ratio where it needs to be in the horse

As has already been stated, you would need a good quality vit/min supplement.

Hope this helps
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