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    10-25-2012, 04:56 PM
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I will look into Timothy Pellets. I'm pretty sure I saw them as well at TSC earlier...

I try to stick mostly to pelleted feed, because my oldest gelding (the fat one) tends to choke on anytihng other than pellets (and corn, lol... but no more corn for him...)... and, if I have to, I can soak it.
     
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    10-25-2012, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
Good! You don't want him becoming laminitic, and if he's older he may be prone to IR, and corn will aggravate that.
He's only 6 and a half.
My other gelding is 4.
My mare is 18.


I've never actually used Dumor as a feed, just their supplements (which I am a huge fan of), so I'm going by what some friends said who have used Dumor feeds for their horses for years.


If the Dumor feed doesn't work out, what would be something good to try and switch to? (though I'm seriously hoping the Dumor feed works out...). I admit, I know next to nothing about horse feeds and brands... (which is really sad considering...)
     
    10-25-2012, 04:59 PM
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Green Broke
Have you tried soaking beet pulp shreds? It's a cheap way of putting and keeping weight on hard keepers and older horses.
     
    10-25-2012, 05:01 PM
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Producer's Pride All Stock scares me, and I'm glad you've taken your horses off it. It's used as a cattle feed, and horses can get sick and die if they eat cattle feed.
I didn't know it was a cattle feed... Out here it is advertised as a feed for horses, cattle, and other livestock animals... and a lot of people use it for their horses...
     
    10-25-2012, 05:02 PM
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Green Broke
Whenever I see "All Stock" on a bag all I read is "All Crap".. I will never feed my horses an "All Crap" feed...
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    10-25-2012, 05:02 PM
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Have you tried soaking beet pulp shreds? It's a cheap way of putting and keeping weight on hard keepers and older horses.
I have tried beet pulp once and got no results from it, so I didn't try it again.
     
    10-25-2012, 05:03 PM
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Green Broke
Huh.. I've always had good results with beet pulp..

What do you do with your horses?
     
    10-25-2012, 05:05 PM
  #18
Showing
It's called All Stock, but it's not really. Cattle feed can contain additives that are toxic to horses, as well as using cheap protein sources that horses simply can't digest.

You said you're using EquiStages? That's an actual feed, not a supplement.

I've had excellent results with beet pulp over the years, especially for my 26 y/o who has trouble keeping weight on during the winter.
     
    10-25-2012, 05:07 PM
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Green Broke
I love beet pulp. I'm not sure what results you were expecting from it?

Corn is bad, bad, bad. Buy your grandma a small, metal trash can. I have chickens (who do get cracked corn) and I've never had the corn go bad in the trash can and it takes us forever to go through a bag of corn since we give out 1-2 handfuls daily (the chickens have a feeder of layer pellets that is their real food source).
     
    10-25-2012, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by DrumRunner    
Huh.. I've always had good results with beet pulp..

What do you do with your horses?
I just trail ride, though I am tryin to get my six year old gelding prepared to hopefully compete in a few obstacle challenges in the next year or two. I only get to ride about two-three times a week now, and never for longer than two-three hours (depending on which horse I take), mostly walk and trot with a little cantering here and there.

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Originally Posted by Delfina    
I love beet pulp. I'm not sure what results you were expecting from it?

Corn is bad, bad, bad. Buy your grandma a small, metal trash can. I have chickens (who do get cracked corn) and I've never had the corn go bad in the trash can and it takes us forever to go through a bag of corn since we give out 1-2 handfuls daily (the chickens have a feeder of layer pellets that is their real food source).
I was just trying to get some weight back on my youngest horse after he dropped a lot from being gelded and was too sore to move for several days after surgery. He may have gained a little weight, but he also had access to grass 24/7 after being gelded (he was a crypt.) and it seemed, to me, that the beet pulp didn't do much of anything to help him out.

Our chickens are allowed to just roam the yard and get birdseed, chickenfeed, mixed seed, and corn and whatever bugs and grass they eat in the yard over the course of the day.
     

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