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post #11 of 16 Old 01-27-2013, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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He doesn't go completely off his feed, just gets less interested in it and doesn't always clean it all up.
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post #12 of 16 Old 01-27-2013, 12:21 PM
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Supposing that he really just gets tired of the feed, and I've seen such horses before (it might happen because the feed is not completely balanced and he feels he doesn't need something in it any more, by the way), molasses shouldn't be the first choice how to brighten up a meal - you're not interested to add more sugars to a horses' feed. Instead, try cold-pressed linseed oil or apple cider vinegar. I know no horse that would turn down apple cider vinegar! Just careful with the vinegar if the horse has ulcers.
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post #13 of 16 Old 01-27-2013, 12:36 PM
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He doesn't go completely off his feed, just gets less interested in it and doesn't always clean it all up.
Still a sign of possible Ulcers.

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post #14 of 16 Old 01-27-2013, 12:54 PM
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Is he out 24/7 and just brought in to eat? My 2 live out, but are generally stalled in the morning and evening for 15-30 minutes to eat their grain/supplements. My Arab mare will sometimes completely ignore her grain because she is just in a hurry to get back outside. I found that feeding her outside eliminated the issue. I will either separate them into 2 paddocks while they eat or just stick a feedbag on her nose for a few minutes. If she is stalled for a longer period of time or overnight for showing/weather issues/etc. She has no problem eating in the stall, she just doesn't enjoy going in for the sole purpose of eating.
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post #15 of 16 Old 01-27-2013, 07:48 PM
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When a horse starts turning his nose up at feed or not finishing it, he doesn't need it. If he's being ridden an hour or two weekly he needs hay only and no long periods of not having any. Hay is primary for a horse, that is what his gut is designed for.

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post #16 of 16 Old 01-28-2013, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah he only gets put up to be fed.

He gets ridden almost every day depending on the weather.
Usually 2-3 hours of riding. Minimal cantering, mostly walking and trotting.
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