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post #21 of 24 Old 10-17-2013, 07:13 PM
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I guess I don't understand why people feed "grain". I know it is a "normal" thing to do, but I wonder how many people give it out of habit without there being any need whatsoever. To me, that seems like a lot of non-hay to feed.
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I guess I don't understand why people feed "grain". I know it is a "normal" thing to do, but I wonder how many people give it out of habit without there being any need whatsoever. To me, that seems like a lot of non-hay to feed.
Sky is a hard keeper. Without grain (and with 24/7 hay) he drops weight like crazy.

It's calories that he can pack the fat on and turn some into muscle. The harder we work, the more calories he needs.

"Strength is the ability to use a muscle without tension"
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Oh, and I got his teeth floated when I got the PPE. And I tried to step him off grain, but he started losing weight rapidl.

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Hmm... I have never heard of Bartlett feed before. Although, I am not too familiar with the different types of pellet brands so as long and he is doing well I it I don't see a problem on keeping him on that feed.

Anyways, it sounds to me like you have the basics covered. Now go out there, and have fun with your horse! :)
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