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    06-17-2010, 11:34 PM
Aww, your so smart! Haha. I tried to get through the nutrition section in my book and I just can't make sense of it for some reason. Sometimes, I need people to "dumb it down" for me. I think I need to get the "Horse Nutrition for Dummies" book. They make one for everything right? =D

But seriously, I find it fascinating, I'm just having a hard time understanding it. That's why my first response was just a quote. Your short and sweet description seemed to contain all the information in a neat little package. =]
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    06-18-2010, 01:41 AM

I love nutrition and find it fascinating - I only started researching about 6 months ago when we found out Bundy was tying up. The amount of information out there is staggering and we keep finding more and more every day!
    06-18-2010, 01:40 PM
WS I think I'm just going to follow you around on nutrition threads and say "Exactly, she's completely correct." Then I don't have to actually put any effort out there but I'm still getting the word out... LOL

I too love nutrition, I took a class on just Equine Nutrition, and several others on animal and companion animal nutrition. Very interesting subject. It's really great that they are starting to do more and more research on actual equine nutrition though instead of extrapolating off of swine studies.
    06-18-2010, 02:10 PM
For all of those of you who are hooked I suggest getting the NRC's Nurient Requirements of HOrses ... and be ready for a headache and information OVERLOAD :)
    06-18-2010, 02:37 PM
It's on my list believe me. I have a copy of a couple of chapters of the old one. Very interesting. I've actually got a list of equine nutrition books that I got from my nutrition prof. Hopefully I'll be able to start buying them soon
    06-19-2010, 02:22 PM
They get expensive QUICK LOL
    11-29-2010, 01:03 PM
Glad this thread was here bc my mare's previous owners were giving her a corn/grain/hay mix and I know it was because it's cheaper (they said so). No wonder she's a little fatty!!
    12-04-2010, 04:34 PM
Well just remember, unfortunately, that not everyone wants to mix their own feed, and many high performance horses can handle grains. That's why almost every hunter jumper barn I've been to uses strategy successfully.

I recommend Strategy GX to this user, because if he/she's feeding calf manna, they obviously want to save money and want to see results. Custom mixed feeding is expensive, so I always say do what you can. I personally feed beet pulp and rice bran if I have to feed something else, but I often stick to just the best quality hay I can find. Every horse and every person is completely different, and so I say tailer your advice to the user as well as your own preferences. Just because I hate Purina and hate their how they do business and will never buy Purina products doesn't mean people won't see good results with their horses, because they will.
    12-04-2010, 06:08 PM
Lacy feeding a good quality vitamin/mineral supplement with free choice hay is cheaper adn normally BETTER for the horse then a premix like Strategy. It is also easier to control the added calories

Most horses don't need 4lbs of feed.
    12-04-2010, 06:18 PM
What would you recommend giving her if she's been on pasture and round bales (with 4 other horses) plus 2 scoops of mixed corn/hay/vitamins daily?? She's fat. I don't wanna starve her but I wanna get some of that fat off too, especially during the winter where she'll be stalled instead of in the pasture unlike where she was before.... she'll have less exercise unless I can lunge/ride her lightly in the better weather of winter. ANY suggestions on feed would be appreciated.

My friend feeds her horse (stalled mostly for the winter) 2 flakes 2x's a day and 2 scoops of feed (1 in the am, 1 in the pm).

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