new diet now shes wired
i started my mare on barly oats pellets which are 50-50 and now she has so much energy i can hardly ride her but shes finally putting on weight along her spine
any one have diet sugestions
current feed is 1 scoop oat-barly pellets am 1 scoop 1 cup rolled oats and supplements pm
and constant supply of hay
Remove the barley oats.
she is on a sugar/starch high ... remove the barley/oats and replace with beet pulp or alfalfa pellets close to same calories and lower hot energy. You also need a good source of nutrition either a good vitamin/mineral supplement or a ration balancer.
Free choice hay is a great way to add weight as well
well she was staved and under fed left in a feild of mud for three months she was 750 lbs when i got her and shes a 15.3 hh standardberd
any pics of her??
You could also consider using an equine rice bran. It is 22% fat and provides cool energy.
Once the feed change would be made, don't feed any more than the recommended amount on the bag, unless you call the manufacturer.
I started out feeding rice bran to my insulin resistant horse because the I-R made him lose weight. I put my other three on it to keep my life simple and discovered they are all much more laid back and peaceful.
My I-R horse is has been stabile for three years and maintains his weight on 3/4 cup of rice bran daily, along with high quality grass hay and other supplements:-)
If you want to try rice bran and can't get Equi-Jewel in your area, just be sure it is for horses and is stabilized & calcium fortified.
Stabilized so it won't turn rancid; calcium fortified to keep the calcium:phosphorous ratio where it needs to be in the horse:-)
As has already been stated, you would need a good quality vit/min supplement.
Hope this helps:-)
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