Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
• Horses: 0
1. Technically you should have your hay tested to see what minerals it is deficient in and go from there. HorseTech does custom make supplements, BTW:)
2. That said, if your horse has access to decent pasture, along with some hay, and isnít losing his hair or his hooves, do not over think this:)
2.1 A generalized vit/min supplement is almost always sufficient. If a horse is short on copper:zinc due to high iron intake, for example, copper:zinc can be supplemented if there isnít enough in the General vit/min.
3. Iíve Been feeding HorseTech products since 2014 and a few other folks on HF also use their products.
Getting back to your links:
1. Unless your horse is dealing with some arthritis, link #3 (Daily Werks is overkill. The first named products are for arthritic issues and my thought is ďif it works donít spend money fixing it.Ē
2. Links #1 & #2 are the same identical product. The only difference is one is in meal form, the other is pellet form and the pellets cost more money.
I have fed the meal form, without issue since 2014. All my horses eat is one measure cup of straight Timothy pellets & a bit of water to mix the supplements into.
2.1. Do not add a condensed vit/min supplement to a feed or ration balancer that already has vit/mins in it. That will be over load and may possibly cause toxicity.
2.2. Anytime a person feeds a condensed vit/min supplement they are lowering calorie intake so as to provide the horse with the vit/minerals it needs without the horse gaining weight.
If your horse(s) are easy keepers, this is the way to go.
Hope this helps:)
A Good Horseman Doesn't Have To Tell Anyone; The Horse Already Knows.
I CAN'T ride 'em n slide 'em. I HAVE to lead 'em n feed 'em Thnx cowchick77.