What do you feed your horse? - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 36 Old 12-02-2012, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 3
• Horses: 0
Question What do you feed your horse?

What do you feed your horse/how much & what do you use your horse for?
ThePigeongKid is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 36 Old 12-02-2012, 02:40 PM
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Goat Country with Tia
Posts: 1,977
• Horses: 2
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.

"The hand should be a filter, not a plug or an open faucet."
kayleeloveslaneandlana is offline  
post #3 of 36 Old 12-02-2012, 09:04 PM
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Southwest Virginia
Posts: 1,440
• Horses: 0
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.
Posted via Mobile Device
toosexy4myspotz is offline  
post #4 of 36 Old 12-02-2012, 09:06 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Valley of the Sun
Posts: 2,945
• Horses: 3
Bermuda grass, timothy/alfalfa blend pellets, mineral block, and supplements

So in lies the madness, the pursuit of the impossible in the face of the complete assurance that you will fail, and yet still you chase.
flytobecat is offline  
post #5 of 36 Old 12-02-2012, 09:12 PM
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 379
• Horses: 1
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 =]
JustImagine is offline  
post #6 of 36 Old 12-02-2012, 09:25 PM
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Indiana
Posts: 2,178
• Horses: 4
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.
Posted via Mobile Device
Phly is offline  
post #7 of 36 Old 12-02-2012, 09:30 PM
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Somewhere in WA
Posts: 1,222
• Horses: 11
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

Conformation is how far the horse CAN go,
Mind is how far the horse WILL go,
Training is how far it DOES go.
BarrelRacingLvr is offline  
post #8 of 36 Old 12-04-2012, 10:56 PM
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 2,355
• Horses: 2
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).

“Good things come to those who wait… greater things come to those who get off their ass and do anything to make it happen.” - Unknown
caseymyhorserocks is offline  
post #9 of 36 Old 12-04-2012, 11:12 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Georgia
Posts: 3,246
• Horses: 2
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.

Last edited by Brighteyes; 12-04-2012 at 11:16 PM.
Brighteyes is offline  
post #10 of 36 Old 12-05-2012, 08:56 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,627
• Horses: 0
My 3 horses get grass mix hay no grain salt and vit mineral mix thats 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 thats fine with me.
spirit88 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What to feed and how to feed it! Flax Seed, Beat Pulp, Rice Bran Runninghot88 Horse Health 5 07-27-2012 04:54 PM
Feed recall - Western Feed LLC is voluntarily recalling two lots of its Kountry Buffe mls Horse Health 0 03-05-2012 01:25 PM
What is better to feed horses pellets or textured feed? BarrelRaceing Horse Nutrition 17 09-10-2011 02:38 PM
As far as horse feed are Pellets and Sweet feed the main two types of feed? nyg052003 Horse Health 2 07-14-2011 09:25 AM
What does it cost you to feed your horses their HARD feed?? Peggysue Horse Health 10 08-08-2008 11:35 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome