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post #11 of 36 Old 01-09-2012, 09:25 PM
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My horses...

Gypsie gets two scoops of All Stock pellets with weight gainer as needed (just to keep her weight steady, she tends to lose some in winter months).

Dakota gets one scoop of All Stock (super easy keeper... very... round...)

Jaxxon gets too scoops of All Stock with weight gainer (I want him a little fatter for winter...)

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post #12 of 36 Old 01-09-2012, 09:51 PM
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4 LBS 2x daily Seminole Wellness Perform Safe (12% feed)
1 qt scoop beet pulp and 3 qt scoop alfalfa cubes 2xdaily
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He gets about 1/3 bale of grass hay twice daily. This usually keeps hay in front of him all day unless it's cold and then he gets additional hay.

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1 1/2 scoop 12% feed, 3 flakes of hay both 2x a day.

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post #13 of 36 Old 01-09-2012, 10:25 PM
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Free choice Rye Grass hay, as much as she can eat currently instead of grass. She gets about a lb. of rice bran and some beet pulp, along with selenium supplement and a joint supplement in evening. She usually gets 24/7 grass turnout, but the grass isn't growing this year.

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post #14 of 36 Old 01-12-2012, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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Bumping this thread up.

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post #15 of 36 Old 01-13-2012, 12:50 AM
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Yes, I confess, I'm a scooper not a weigher, it's a purina scoop, holds 2 lbs safechoice I think.
1 scoop safechoice 1 scoop nutrena senior, 2 cups powdered rice bran 2x daily

1 scoop safechoice, 1/2 cup rice bran 2x day

And grazing and hay, whenever they like.
And yes, I should weigh not scoop, but they look good and this feeding program works right now, summer shall change us again.
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post #16 of 36 Old 01-13-2012, 12:55 AM
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My horses spend most of the day on pasture and I feed them alfalfa with orchard grass hay 2x per day. Twice a week they get a small amount of senior feed with FORCO supplement.
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post #17 of 36 Old 01-13-2012, 01:22 AM
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Lacey gets:

5lbs (or less since she shares this with the 2 llamas she lives with) of alfalfa
unlimited grass hay (which, here, is pretty much baled pasture grass)
pasture (there's not much right now but it's enough that she always seems to be munching on something)

1lb Enrich 32
1oz Mare Magic (aka generic raspberry leaves masquerading as Mare Magic)
1oz Corta-Flx Flex Force Pellets with Ha
1 horse cookie (everyday, it gives her a little something to think about while I'm getting her food ready)

Right now, since it's been "very" cold (30*F - oh no!! :P ) and she's in near daily work, I'm giving her a pound of beet pulp pellets as well as everything else. Once it warms up a bit, I'll stop giving her that.

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post #18 of 36 Old 01-13-2012, 01:46 PM
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9 year old OTTB

6lbs strategy grain
12lbs alfalfa
9 hours of turnout on grass about 2 feet tall
6lbs local grass
4oz of a weight building supplement that he gets only in the winter.
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post #19 of 36 Old 01-13-2012, 02:04 PM
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My horses are mostly on pasture turnout during the day and night. Unless the weather is bad then they come inside. I do like to bring them inside at night when it's muddy so their hooves can dry out and they don't have to stand around in that nasty muck all the time.

We use 2nd cutting Alfalfa hay.

Winter time:
6 Flakes Hay
2 lbs 12% Sweetfeed
1/2 Cup of Dumor Weightbuilder

4 Flakes Hay
1-1/4 lbs 12% Sweetfeed

4 Flakes Hay
1-1/2 lbs 12% Sweetfeed
1 oz Regenex

I don't necessarily grain everyday. About 3-4 times a week. And they only get it once a day, not twice a day. The amount of hay is what I'm giving right now, but if I see them losing weight, I give more.

Rotate Pastures.

I don't have to feed hay or grain from mid-May to Oct-Nov. This year, we didn't start feeding hay until almost December. Of course I haven't competed the past few years and haven't rode very much so my horses don't burn the calories they used to. This summer, they will be worked and I will probably have to give some hay and grain with my busy show schedule.

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post #20 of 36 Old 01-18-2012, 03:07 PM
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Lucy has:
3 scoops lucerne chaff
2 scoops oaten chaff
1 Prydes bio-mare
1 scoop mitavite Extra cool

Tess has:
1 scoop Lucerne chaff
1 scoop oaten chaff
1 scoop Prydes easi result
1 scoop mitavite extra cool

Zorro has:
Licks the buckets clean haha. Typical fat Shetland :/

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