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post #21 of 59 Old 09-19-2012, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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Haha that's what you gotta do! These feed stores need to realise not every horse is the same and not every horse can live on the same diet. But I do get not wanting to have to buy in so much bulk they can't sell it.
I'm glad igot the right thing - thank you all so much for your help (especially desert who got me going in the right direction!) tonight she starts her new life!! The pony will finish off my regular grain as he's not nearly as bad as my mare - the he'll switch over too.
Mudpue lol yes why is that weird? It's about 35 minutes away but it's worth it xD
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post #22 of 59 Old 09-19-2012, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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Sue I just looked at their chart based on that i'd need to give my mare 4 cups a day does that sound right? O.o
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Round the numbers off and I'm seeing 1/2 lb to a cup. I think the nutrena is a little heavier. I only had the two side by side for a real short time. It was more a educated guess holding the two in each hand and comparing. I wouldn't hesitate to go back to MVP if the my balance suddenly disappears. I do think my old one does a tad bit better on it but it could all be in my head. The old girl looks better than she has in years.

You want her to loose a little right? Be a little stingy until you make it to the grocery store scale. She is going to hate you for a bit because it's so little. As long as she has hay or grazing she will get over it.
My little old, 11 hand pony is the master of stink eye and dirty looks. They are on 20 acres of grass right now but still she will go from bucket to bucket and look at me with daggers. All 3 do clean it up without any fillers or fake outs.

I've got a hard freeze coming tonight so I have to get moving houseplants in.
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Thanks so muchfor te info! I feel so much better now! Wow a freeze already? Lucky you no more bugs!
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post #25 of 59 Old 09-19-2012, 03:33 PM
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Our Blue Seal does a better range than Tractor Supply and seem to be better priced on some things - especially shavings

I have to admit to finding the hay stretcher things that had to be soaked a total pain which is why I switched to pellets that they eat as they are.

If you are buying a complete balanced feed don't forget to check on what vitamins and minerals are already in it - usually the recommended daily amount so you might be able to ditch some of the supplemets you are feeding separately
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Just went out, got three different nutrena feeds, a cup each.
They are pretty much the same, 5 oz to a cup.
You said 1.3 lbs...that makes ...
Yup, 4 cups

Where do I find a Nutrena Rep, SueNH
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Thanks that's true it looks like brewer's yeast is already in it so I can probably ditch that, besides there's b1 in her calming supplement so that's a whole lots of b vitamins - so i'll probably ditch brewer's yeast when i'm out. Good point!
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Desert xD you're amazing! I'll start on 3 cups plus a tiny bit of her grain for a couple days then goto 4 cups no grain - to give her time to adjust to the new tastes, not that she's all that picky :P
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I know
Go half and half first time then gradually less grain and more RB...over a week max
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Mudpue lol yes why is that weird? It's about 35 minutes away but it's worth it xD
I live in California. What you must understand about California is there is a distinct lack of decent tack/feed stores. Especially in my area. I drove 9 hours one way to go to a tack store in Southern California at one point, because I needed some stuff for Mudpie. XD

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