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post #11 of 17 Old 04-26-2013, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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Given this info I am surprised to see that you are feeding sweet feed, I haven't seen anyone recommend that for such a long time. Is it coming back into favor again or is it peculiar to endurance?

Such a handsome boy you have there, looks like what he needs is condition rather than weight, so you will be ideally placed to get him into top notch shape.
Well sweetfeed is very popular in the southeast. We have always fed it. People in endurance feed whatever their horse will eat. Haha Being as that is one of the most important things in endurance. We just have always used sweetfeed and it has always worked great for our horses. Well when i got him he did need some weight. And you cannot tell in the 2nd picture, but his ribs still stand out quite a bit, but i am thinking when i worm him that will help him out alot. And yes, he will be using his booty muscles soon enough! lol
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post #12 of 17 Old 04-26-2013, 04:51 PM
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Handsome boy, good job!
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post #13 of 17 Old 04-26-2013, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you, HorseLovinLady! He hasnot had the best of life. He has been bounced around and he was abused when he was younger, so he has some trust issues. But he wants to love and be loved. He is a sweetie!
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post #14 of 17 Old 04-26-2013, 08:00 PM
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I was under the impression an endurance horse needs slow - release energy, like oil....of course the beetpulp keeps the horse hydrated. Very important.

So, how is he bred? Just out of interest.....
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post #15 of 17 Old 04-26-2013, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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[QUOTE=deserthorsewoman;2359041]I was under the impression an endurance horse needs slow - release energy, like oil....of course the beetpulp keeps the horse hydrated. Very important.

So, how is he bred? Just out of interest.....[/QUOTE

Well I don't know about needing it. Ours do great on the feed we have them on. It would be great if you could get them to eat a feed that would not digest so quickly, but that can be hard. Especially if you picky eaters.

His sire is Amir Jamaal and his dam is Lady Godivaa.
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post #16 of 17 Old 04-27-2013, 01:57 PM
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I quite like the look of this horse!

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I was under the impression an endurance horse needs slow - release energy, like oil....of course the beetpulp keeps the horse hydrated. Very important.

So, how is he bred? Just out of interest.....
We had a CTR rider stay with us for a couple days, she fed some sweet feed, beet pulp, some alfalfa cubes with a mineral supplement and a good quality hay. Her horse had just won "Best Condition" after a (I think she said) 100 mile ride the weekend before stopping by our place, and I can tell you - he was in FABULOUS condition.

She explained that during a ride (and some rides are 2 or more days) they need to carry all the feed they'll require on the trail with them, so they opt for high energy foods that are also light and easy to carry (on the trail the horse was allowed to graze, no hay).

I know Endurance is a bit different than CTR, but I'm guessing a similar diet plan would be set up for them.
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post #17 of 17 Old 04-27-2013, 02:40 PM
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He's absolutely handsome! ^-^ Great job with him!
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