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post #11 of 27 Old 01-13-2011, 09:49 PM
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This is how I feed my horses. They get just some chopped alfalfa hay with flax and a vit/min supplement. My hard working guys get some alfalfa pellets and I have two that need some "umph" that also get some plain whole oats. I, personally, do not like to feed any grain or horse feed. Ingredients like corn, wheat middlings, grain sweepings, grain byproducts, molasses, etc. are all just fillers and can even have negative effects on a horse's health (if you feed more than a cup ).
You just contridicted yourself.
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post #12 of 27 Old 01-13-2011, 09:50 PM
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The only RB available in many areas is Purina Enrich, and I will not recommend any Purina products. None of the feed stores within 100 miles of me carry or will order any ration balancer feeds, other than Purina. A lot of people on this board live in rural or semi-rural areas with the same issue. A vitamin supplement is much easier to order online.

Also, the OP asked specifically for advice on supplements, not changes in her horses feed/diet. It's best to try to stay on topic.

I also don't appreciate you picking apart my post. I am not the OP. State your own opinions based on the OP's questions. It's rude to single out another that has replied and counter nearly everything they suggested... I've been on this board a long time. Don't be rude.
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You just contridicted yourself.
No, I did not. I feed oats. Do you see oats listed in my "bad for horses" list? No, they are not. Oats can be great for horses that need extra energy. They are high in carbs that are metabolised in to natural sugars. For a horse that needs the extra energy, they are a good "whole grain." Most horse "grain" is something like sweet feed, COB, or a textured feed that has grains in it.
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The only RB available in many areas is Purina Enrich, and I will not recommend any Purina products. None of the feed stores within 100 miles of me carry or will order any ration balancer feeds, other than Purina. A lot of people on this board live in rural or semi-rural areas with the same issue. A vitamin supplement is much easier to order online.

Also, the OP asked specifically for advice on supplements, not changes in her horses feed/diet. It's best to try to stay on topic.

I also don't appreciate you picking apart my post. I am not the OP. State your own opinions based on the OP's questions. It's rude to single out another that has replied and counter nearly everything they suggested... I've been on this board a long time. Don't be rude.
Enrich is the best Purina product, though I agree about Purina not being the best feed.

Shes replying to you, not picking you apart ;)

Cant handle a different point of view?
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No, I did not. I feed oats. Do you see oats listed in my "bad for horses" list? No, they are not. Oats can be great for horses that need extra energy. They are high in carbs that are metabolised in to natural sugars. For a horse that needs the extra energy, they are good "whole grain." Most horse "grain" is something sweet feed or a textured feed that has grains in it.
What does your list have to do with anything? You said you dont feed grains, and oats is technically a grain.

Oats are just pointless carbs. Fat is what gives horses energy. Oats are just empty carbs with no real nutritional value.
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Ugh, yes I can handle a different point of view, but the way forums work is that you reply to the ORIGINAL POSTER with your opinions/advice. Instead of doing that (her first post was not helpful at all, it was arguably rude to the OP), she just started right up with me. That is poor etiquette. I come on this forum because it's one of the few that I enjoy. There aren't snarky rude people on here, generally. I enjoy sharing my opinion and helping give people information. I do not enjoy being nit-picked.
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What does your list have to do with anything? You said you dont feed grains, and oats is technically a grain.

Oats are just pointless carbs. Fat is what gives horses energy. Oats are just empty carbs with no real nutritional value.
You said I contradicted myself. If you read the WHOLE POST you would see that I did not.

You obviously don't know much about nutrition.
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Ugh, yes I can handle a different point of view, but the way forums work is that you reply to the ORIGINAL POSTER with your opinions/advice. Instead of doing that (her first post was not helpful at all, it was arguably rude to the OP), she just started right up with me. That is poor etiquette. I come on this forum because it's one of the few that I enjoy. There aren't snarky rude people on here, generally. I enjoy sharing my opinion and helping give people information. I do not enjoy being nit-picked.
Im aware of how forums work. This isnt my first rodeo.

Someone else had a different opinion on what you said. Its called an evolving discussion ;)
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You said I contradicted myself. If you read the WHOLE POST you would see that I did not.

You obviously don't know much about nutrition.
Whos being rude now. Difference is, I can take it.

So you know that I dont know alot about nutrition off of one post? Wow.

I know enough to know that oats ARE a grain Lol.

My horses have a carefully planned and balanced diet.
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Luvs2ride: First of all, it was not my intention to be rude or snarky and I dont feel any of my posts were. I agreed with a lot of what you said, and I disagree with some of what you said. I was not picking apart your post. I was simply adding my opinions to some of what you said. There is no need to feel offended or think I was being rude.

As far as staying on track, well I feel I am very on track. People need education in equine nutrition. I do not know it all, but b/c of other very knowledgeable ppl that I am in contact with, I know more than the average joe and I feel it is my responsibility to share that with others.

Although Purina is not my first recommendation of feeds, Enrich 32 IS a good product. Actually, it is Purinas BEST product and it is very similar to my Buckeye RB.

I am here to learn and to teach others what I have learned. I'm sorry that you felt I was being ride and had no ettiquette, but this is an open forum and the quote button in there for a reason.

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