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post #71 of 79 Old 11-01-2012, 02:57 PM
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Sooooo, Pat, you just convinced me to quit struggling and just have them live off of hay alone with the handful of treat-Omolene.............love it!!!!!
It's a whole lot easier and cheaper too! Instead of going through 3 bags of Strategy/day, I went through 1 bag of Omolene 200 every other? If I remember correctly. They had hay in front of 'em 24/7 and they were some happy ponehs. I did go through a couple tons of hay per week but it was waaaay cheaper to go that route.

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I can imagine the difference when you have lots of horses. I do like my little "witch kitchen", with all the different stuff, but here im going slowly slowly nutts about what I can and can't feed. Deep down inside I HATE pellets....you can hide so much in them. And looking at these low calorie feeds....you pay one he** of a lot of money for fillers.
So, regardless of what I advise to others regarding THEIR feeding situation(RB etc), MY situation is entirely different, right?
And having just read research that with alfalfa hay free choice a horse can perfectly maintain itself nutrition -wise.....I'll keep feeding my alfalfa/oat mix (alfalfa balancing the high sugar in oathay) and treat them three times a day with for now healthy edge and later Omolene....and the omega horseshine.....that is a must
Besides, having seen other people's Arabs, my blimp is just a tiny blimp
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on just seeing the ingredient list, and the amount to feed, the ratio of protien to fiber is good, it has a high fat content, so you would need to gradually add this. I dont have a problem with feeds with Molasses, it does not appear to be a Grain mix (oats barley) I dont care for the corn . Do you have another feed you want to compare it with ? Using care , and following the instructions, and if your horses are not prone to founder etc, I would not have a problem with this.
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post #74 of 79 Old 11-01-2012, 05:14 PM
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I can imagine the difference when you have lots of horses. I do like my little "witch kitchen", with all the different stuff, but here im going slowly slowly nutts about what I can and can't feed. Deep down inside I HATE pellets....you can hide so much in them. And looking at these low calorie feeds....you pay one he** of a lot of money for fillers.
So, regardless of what I advise to others regarding THEIR feeding situation(RB etc), MY situation is entirely different, right?
And having just read research that with alfalfa hay free choice a horse can perfectly maintain itself nutrition -wise.....I'll keep feeding my alfalfa/oat mix (alfalfa balancing the high sugar in oathay) and treat them three times a day with for now healthy edge and later Omolene....and the omega horseshine.....that is a must
Besides, having seen other people's Arabs, my blimp is just a tiny blimp
Yup, if I ever move back to CA I'll be right back to my old feeding ways. Here, I have to do what I can to make sure everything is balanced and that they get what they need and it's a bit more work. CA:P ratio is good with the Alfalfa/Oat hay too so they should do pretty darn well on it. I know mine would stay plenty chunky monkeys on it.

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Yeah, they balance each other quite well. Funny to see is Blimpy goes to the oat hay first, Snipper to the alfalfa. Which is good, she needs a bit more energy than him. He instead goes for the oats who fall out. Its been cut slightly late so tons of oat kernels to search for. I can tell it's a different oat by the kernels, those are longer and skinny, so not as nutritious as good race horse oats.
Ha ha, when hubby hears what we talked about he'll be happy...poor guy had to endure hours and hours of searching for a certain feed, my " lectures" and concerns about starches and sugars and NSC........
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I tried PURINA feed for my cats and dogs (not horse food) as it was cheaper than my 'quality' brand. Cats and dogs didn't like it, lost condition so I am not a fan of Purina.
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Bluebird, maybe it's a different formula in the UK. Since it's produced in Europe (same as Omolene for example, produced in France for the European market).
I've fed it when in Italy and my cats ate it just fine and looked good. Here in the US I feed it also, not even the ONE, just the cat chow, and both kitties are at a healthy weight and very shiny. And I tried every single "natural", "grainfree" and what not. Most if those they wouldn't even touch.
Although they're strictly indoors, they're still alley cats....maybe that's why
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Spoke with my vet yesterday and he said he really liked the switch to a more specific breed feed!
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post #79 of 79 Old 11-02-2012, 11:06 AM
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Well that's good
Did they have a " taste test" yet?
I always do that give them a handful of the new stuff and let them try, then start mixing it with the "old", gradually tapering it off.
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