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    12-02-2012, 02:33 PM
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Question What do you feed your horse?

What do you feed your horse/how much & what do you use your horse for?
     
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    12-02-2012, 02:40 PM
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Most of my horses get SafeChoice Perform. I do high level Dressage work with them, and it seems to keep their weight, and energy level perfect.
     
    12-02-2012, 09:04 PM
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Yearling
We feed a combination of alfalfa/oat cubes and beet pulp. Our hard keepers get rice bran added and our trainees get rice bran and alfalfa pellets and extra salt. Everybody gets kelp, vita/min supplement, and ground flax. Some of ours get gelatin as well and some are supplemented with joint supplements. I couldn't be happier. We only pay $400 a month to feed five horses and that includes their hay at 30% alfalfa 70% timothy.
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    12-02-2012, 09:06 PM
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Green Broke
Bermuda grass, timothy/alfalfa blend pellets, mineral block, and supplements
     
    12-02-2012, 09:12 PM
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Weanling
I feed my pony 1lb Purina Ultium. He's a little Arab and has trouble keeping weight on sometimes; I use him for show jumping. My mom feeds her horses Purina Strategy and they do good on it; she uses hers for just pleasure horses =]
     
    12-02-2012, 09:25 PM
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Currently, winter low work = round bales orchard grass with a touch of alfalfa, a scoop a piece for the old mare and my colt. Maximus doesn't get grain. We feed triumph complete. Work season/ summer it goes up to 2 1/2 scoops when we ride a lot harder.
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    12-02-2012, 09:30 PM
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Yearling
The main 3 get Grass/Alfalfa mix year round. They also get Purina Equine Sr. And Rice Bran.

They get rode 7 days a week (currently off, but getting ready start riding again in our friends indoor). They get rode for at least an hour, and get lots of long trotting and drills, so a pretty hard work load.

They are all Barrel Horses
     
    12-04-2012, 10:56 PM
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Right now my horses might get a couple hours of grass turnout if they are lucky, but otherwise they get all hay. Candy is a 15.2 Appendix QH, fairly hard keeper, and weighs around 1050 pounds. She gets 2 pounds of rice bran pellets and 3 quarts of shredded beet pulp. Casey is a 13.2 Pintabian, hard keeper, and weighs around 850 pounds. She gets 1.5 pounds of rice bran pellets and 3 quarts of shredded beet pulp. They both get around 20 pounds worth of grass hay with about 6 pounds of Alfalfa hay as well (each).
     
    12-04-2012, 11:12 PM
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Green Broke
I feed three pounds of Legends Performance pellet and two cups of Cool Calories 100, split between two meals. I also feed a vitamin E/Selenium supplement, U-Guard pellets, and a joint supplement. Turned out 24/7 with access to a huge pasture (which isn't much for grazing this time of year) and a round bale of hay.

She is a 6-year-old SSH mare and is used for endurance riding. She has PSSM, so feed is super important. Her current diet keeps her muscles happy and has the added benefit of keeping of going for hours with stable "cool" energy -- no sugar/carb hyperness. She keeps her weight well being fed like this. She's worked four/five days a week; LONG trots, limited sprint work, hills, and some arena/jumping to keep things interesting.
     
    12-05-2012, 08:56 PM
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My 3 horses get grass mix hay no grain salt and vit mineral mix that's it. The 2 geldings are trail horses. During the summer we ride 6 days a week 5 to 6 hours a day lots of trotting and cantering. Right now we ride 3 to 4 days a week weather permitting. Even during summer months when worked hard I still give no grain. The two are on the thinner side but that's fine with me.
     

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