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post #1 of 5 Old 06-11-2013, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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Picky Eater Supplement Feeding!

Alrighty, my horse, Max, gets sore joints and has a bit of arthritis so I give him the glucosamine/MSM supp Tight Joint Plus. It works wonders for him- the best I've tried yet (and, boy, how many I've tried..) But he has always been quite reluctant to eat it since he has been on it for a few months, and now it has gotten to the point where he is putting his foot down and won't eat it at all. He is a very easy keeper, and a bit on the fat side from being off work due to a recent injury, so I give the powder to him in just a handful of LMF super supp. I'm thinking some sort of soak that I could mix the powder in, but something that isn't high in fat/ calorie content? Any of this ring a bell?

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post #2 of 5 Old 06-11-2013, 12:43 PM
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Soaked hay pellets, just a handful. Preferably alfalfa for the yummy effect. A handful won't hurt him
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post #3 of 5 Old 06-11-2013, 01:16 PM
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Agree with the alfalfa, my gelding is uber picky, he won't eat anything suspicious in his grain. He's a brat about it too, if you put something in his bucket, even if its just a carrot, he will knock the bucket over. I give him his supplements mixed into alfalfa, and he gobbles it up.
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post #4 of 5 Old 06-11-2013, 03:51 PM
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Alfalfa pellets or cubes are what I used when I had to give an icky supplement to my horse, too. I now use the left over of that supplement to keep him from chewing on the crossties to give you an idea of just how bad it tastes
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post #5 of 5 Old 06-11-2013, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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Wow haha we do that with chili powder for my dog so he doesn't chew on siding! This supp smells really metallic-y so I can see how it wouldn't taste good. Thanks guys!
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