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  • Alfalfa chunks for a weanling foal
  • 12 lbs of alfalfa and unlimited grass hay for a horse

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    12-06-2012, 05:46 PM
  #11
Foal
My horse gets an almost unlimited grass mix (there's a little alfalfa mixed into it) along with eight pounds of Purina Ultium, two pounds Triple Crown Senior, and half a pound of rice bran. He also gets oils added to his feed and a few supplements along with three pounds of soaked alfalfa cubes on days that I go see him (so six or seven days a week). He is a 17 hand trakehner in upper level dressage that I ride 6 days a week for an hour to an hour and a half at varying intensities (sometimes we hack, lunge, do light jumping for fun, etc.) He is also ridden twice a week for a half hour by a girl at training level.
     
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    12-06-2012, 06:17 PM
  #12
Weanling
Summer: Free grazing + whatever supplements needed.
Winter: Alfalfa/grass mix + some sort of pellets (my dad buys feed not me! I should probably know though... It kinda important!) + whatever supplements needed.
     
    12-06-2012, 06:23 PM
  #13
Weanling
Daily two flakes of alfalfa, 2lbs rice bran, 4lbs beet pulp and free choice of grazing throughout the day.
(That runs me about 120 a month for one horse)
Pleasure horse
     
    12-06-2012, 08:05 PM
  #14
Foal
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Originally Posted by ThePigeongKid    
What do you feed your horse/how much & what do you use your horse for?

I pleasure and trail ride my horse.

In the summer he is free range grass fields, in the winter one bale of hay per day, vary between 35-40 pounds. All year around he also gets 8 pounds of Blue Seal Demand (16% protein pelleted feed), 1/2 cup of flax seed, selenium and vitamin E supplement, and a biotin supplement daily. He also always has access to a mineral block.

Cost...well as I tell my husband it's cheaper than a therapist! :)
     
    12-06-2012, 08:27 PM
  #15
Green Broke
Both mares :
Grassy 1st cutting & rich 2nd cutting mixed - 2 flakes each in a.m. And p.m.

1/4 scoop Purina Equine Senior each in a.m.

**Always free-choice hay available to nibble between regular feeds in winter**

On harsh winter nights, soaked alfalfa cubes w/apple chunks (and plenty of carrots for kisses in my pocket all year 'round) :)
     
    12-06-2012, 08:36 PM
  #16
Weanling
Dancer eats buckeye pleasure/leasure pellets. He gets grass hay and some soaked alfalfa in the winter. He also gets flax seed and warm beet pulp (no sugar) in the winter. He is a trail horse that gets worked 3-5 hours a week in the winter and maybe 5-10 hours a week in the summer.
     
    12-06-2012, 08:41 PM
  #17
Trained
When they are in work, they get a high fibre extruded feed, pasture and timothy/alfalfa mix hay. In the winter when I am not showing or schooling hard, they just get lots of hay with the occassional treat of alfalfa cubes hidden around the paddocks to make them looks for goodies.
     
    12-07-2012, 06:34 PM
  #18
Weanling
I have:
3 yo paint filly and 4 yo Saddlebred gelding.
In Winter each horse gets daily:
4 flakes of grass / alfalfa mix hay, 1 scoop of soaked alfalfa cubes + 1 lb. Rice bran mixed into it (dinner) to help keep them hydrated.

In Summer each horse gets daily:
2 flakes of grass / alfalfa mix hay, 1 scoop of Kent's SBP 14-10 in AM and 1 scoop in PM each time sprinkled with some rice bran (a lot less then in winter), pasture during the day to graze.

They get grain in riding season, and soaked alfalfa cubes in winter to help with hydration and extra fiber. They get only ridden 2 x week in Winter - weather permitting as I don't have an indoor arena
     
    12-11-2012, 03:36 AM
  #19
Weanling
Caly: 8 yr old APHA mare, mostly "for fun" riding 1-2 times a week during winter.
In winter, she gets-
Unlimited high quality grass hay
3 lbs Purina Strategy Healthy Edge
1/2 cup Omega Horsehine supplement (just started her on it a couple weeks ago, will be working her daily amount up to 1 cup).
She also has a mineral block out in the pasture.

I will be re-evaluating her diet when summer hits, as the extreme heat last summer caused her to lose more weight than I would have liked. She was just on full time pasture then, so I think I'll most likely just keep her on the Strategy Healthy Edge and adjust amount as necessary. We also ride more frequently in warmer weather.

Rebel: 8 month old AQHA gelding. No riding yet, for a long time! Daily walks, though.
Unlimited high quality grass hay
2 lbs Purina Strategy Healthy Edge
1 cup Farnam Grow Colt supplement
Has mineral block in pasture.
     
    12-11-2012, 03:54 AM
  #20
Green Broke
30 yr olds get - Alfalfa hay free choice, LMF sr feed, A+M, beet pulp and a vitamin. 25 ish old mares.. on giant bermuda pasture,still green here, alfalfa hay, beet pulp,A+m,and lmf sr . The other horses get alfalfa hay , Some mares are also on pasture and get less hay then the horses in a corral. And Of Course they all get Free Choice Salt and 40 gallon water troughs.
     

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