Well, your post, the one I replied to, would have been just fine without the last paragraph......people here voice their concerns not to bash anybody or being just plain rude, but out of honest interest.
It's how/why threads get off track and ppl get rude. The op didn't state anything that would make me think her horse is abused in any way therefore (IMO), ppl should stay on track with feed advice and not her training practices. Posted via Mobile Device
If you are feeding a decent hay , with a good protien - forage and balanced TDN , and are working the horse slow, not going full blown runs for two hours, and the horse keeps his weight and energy and muscles up , then you should not need a lot of other supplements. If your feed is not a good forage /protein levels, then you should look at the different feeds at your local feed store, and compare the protien /forage and vitamins .
Barrel practice could mean something as simple as walking/trotting the pattern which is good for any horse of any age. It doesn't necessarily mean they are going to rin a barrel pattern for an hr. Any type of slow pattern work really helps get a horse supple and broke.
But, she asked about nutrition, not evaluation of her training/workout regime. Posted via Mobile Device
In reference to getting off track ^^^^^ I think you need to examine this post of yours.....don't preach from the pulpit if you claim to belong in the pews.....
Thanks a lot folks for the great replies and its going to help my granddotter a lot. Its a new horse of hers which will need getting used to; she has an older horse and a 6 yr old she uses regularly but its the new one Im concerned since its going to be a regular once she's back in it.( BRing )
My granddaughter is only getting this new horse ready, not much riding because she got three horses to use. She doesnt ride during the rest of the week because of approx. 2 ft of snow at home so she just grooms and spends time with the horses. This is a trial period only. Hay fed
I don't particularly care about training practices, so long as it doesnt constitute cruelty, and said nothing at all about training anyway. But while some don't want to consider the evidence, NO horse is physically mature through its back and hocks before around 7yo and while YOU may know this but not think it important, the op may not know about equine development or that what they are intending could damage the horse. No jumping on or judging anyone - never assumed anything, let alone abuse, just said what I wouldnt consider doing and why. Anyone... except you for yourantagonistic assuming comments - just sharing info that some care to learn!<br />
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Anyway op, hope my info was helpful and taken in the respectful light it was intended I am aware im not an infallible communicator and only having writing to go on, perceptions can be different. Cheers! Posted via Mobile Device