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    07-20-2012, 10:09 PM
Bermuda is the most common in my area. Or at least partial/majority bermuda hay. Thanks for the advice. :)
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    07-20-2012, 10:43 PM
If your horse isn't being boarded where they supply the feed, you better start stocking up. We're in our 2nd year of drought here in OK and I know it's not AS bad in the NE, it's still not good and you may find you run short before winter's over. I have several hundred small bales stored in my feed barn already and over 100 round bales to get us through til next haying season. I hope I've stored up enough!

As for grain, a lot will depend on how much/type of hay you can get. If you run short of hay and have a Purina dealer near you see if you can get Omolene 400, it's a complete feed and will help you to stretch out the hay. Otherwise, I like Strategy GX, I find it's economical and effective.

As long as your horse has grass in front of him, whether off a bale or on the ground, he'll be fine only getting concentrate once/day. Make sure you give him a free choice of salt too, so he'll stay hydrated, especially while we're having this 105-110 F days.
    07-20-2012, 11:09 PM
You can also feed hay extenders, like beet pulp.
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    07-20-2012, 11:23 PM
I think I'll use beat pulp in the winter, because you're right - hay is scarce. If it wasn't for the fact that my friend can't get his horse-related **** together, I wouldn't have to worry about this so much. Luckily, my grandfather is know pretty well, so might be able to get us hay.
    07-24-2012, 12:54 PM
I give my horse half sweet feed half oats with a vitamin supplement in the morning then I put her up off the pasture ( because she sunburns terribly) and at about 2 o'clock I give her a couple flakes of hay. And in the evening I give the feed again. And turn her out at night. She stays the perfect weight :) hope this helps!

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