yearling needs to gain weight. feeding critique - Page 2
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health > Horse Nutrition

yearling needs to gain weight. feeding critique

This is a discussion on yearling needs to gain weight. feeding critique within the Horse Nutrition forums, part of the Horse Health category
  • Does alfalfa pellets make a horse gain weight
  • Yearling nutritional needs vs adult horse

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    05-14-2011, 02:58 PM
  #11
Cat
Green Broke
Producer's pride really isn't that great of a feed. It might be okay for an easy keeper or maintenance on an adult, but I would get a better quality for your guy.

When I brought Rascal home last May - this is what he looked like as a yearling:



He felt even worse than he looked. The hair hid his ribs, but you could easily feel every one and his hair just felt gross. He was also very tiny - only 12.2 hands.

I didn't want to over do his system so I started him on good clean local grass hay, some pasture time and alfalfa pellets. Oh, and a free-choice mineral block. A very simple diet, yet it had a good amount of protein from the alfalfa.

A little over one month and a good bit of weight later:




We eventually switched him over from alfalfa pellets to safe choice and he is still on that. If possible - check out your local feed stores to check prices. One of my local feed stores carries alfalfa and safe choice both for several dollars less than TSC.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

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:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Critique my boys weight gain? Kawairashii Ichigo Horse Riding Critique 10 09-22-2010 10:55 PM
weight gain, help? brighteyes08 Horse Nutrition 7 08-10-2010 02:11 PM
Feeding a Yearling?? EternalSun Horse Nutrition 20 07-14-2010 05:05 PM
Feeding a yearling Gidji Horse Health 1 10-16-2009 04:03 PM
weight gain? im4dressage Horse Health 9 04-08-2008 05:16 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0