|horsietori ||12-06-2012 11:58 AM |
Feeding a weanling...
I'm getting a 7 month old colt soon and I'm trying to figure out what the best grain will be for him. I feed my mare 1 cup of Safe Choice Special Care. I'm thinking of feeding the colt 1 cup Safe Choice Special Care and 1/2 cup alfalfa pellets for added protein (but not tons because I know it can cause severe bone/growth problems). I'll of course wet down the pellets too. Eventually the colt will be on only Safe Choice Special Care because it has a low NSC level and is corn free. No need to pump sweet feed or tons of sugar into any horse :D I also have some oats that I may use only a tiny bit of per feeding...
So... I'm basically looking for opinions about mixing the SCSC and alfalfa pellets. Should I add oats too?
|goneriding ||12-06-2012 02:57 PM |
Good quality hay, fresh water, and plenty of room to run, then go from there. Easy on the concentrates. Safe Choice special care isn't designed to be fed to weanlings.
|BarrelRacingLvr ||12-06-2012 03:30 PM |
We don't feed our youngins any special feed......all they get is quality hay in the winter, and 24/7 pasture in the summer. Along with mineral and salt blocks provided.
In my opinion they don't need anything more....
Nutrena has a Mare and Foal formula. We feed this to our pregnant and nursing mares, our foals from creep feed until they are two.
|MHFoundation Quarters ||12-06-2012 04:04 PM |
Good quality hay/pasture and from there, it depends. What they get from hay/pasture will determine what needs are & aren't being met. My weanling filly is getting good tim/orchard hay and Progressive nutrition's ProAdvantage balancer.
|horsietori ||12-07-2012 10:11 PM |
I'm trying to do things pretty cheap, but he will need to be on something so I can give him kelp to help his coat color. I might end up giving him some wheat germ oil too to help with his coat. He's going to be shown a LOT, especially in halter the first couple years.
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