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post #1 of 4 Old 07-08-2013, 02:47 AM Thread Starter
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oats vs barley vs both?

which is best? i do have time to cook the barley so that will not be a problem.

it will be fed to horses with no and little - moderate work, and easy keepers to not so easy :)

i have previously been feeding mitavite xtra cool, which contains barley, but i would like to spend less money this year.

thanks :)
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post #2 of 4 Old 07-08-2013, 04:18 AM
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I'd avoid oats, it'd be too hot for horses in moderate work. Even the bit of barley that's in my horses' feed heats him up a little, but it's probably the better option.
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post #3 of 4 Old 07-08-2013, 04:34 AM
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Grain really doesn't do much for horses. It's not easily digestible. Have you thought about giving them beet pulp? It doesn't make them hot and won't cause them to colic, founder or get ulcers. We've used it for several years for all of our horses. It worked great for our hard keeper to keep weight on during the winter.
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post #4 of 4 Old 07-08-2013, 04:56 AM Thread Starter
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i used to feed beet pulp, but i cannot stand the smell of it :P and when i said light - moderate work, it would be more on light side :P i have a friend how feeds oats, and her horses are fine :) think i might just mix both, and change if needed.
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