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post #51 of 54 Old 03-06-2011, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Peggysue View Post
when that happened they were on Buckeye and it was their supplement I put out ... almost $100 later I said screw it

Buckeye isn't so bad, actually, BUT..... they do not use Chelated minerals, they use Oxide and Sulfate forms of minerals (and some proteinates - which while better than inorganic forms, are not as good as finer chelates bc they are bigger and do not pass as easily through the intestinal wall -ie less bio available than the brand I use) - so although on paper your horses were getting what they needed, they were not actually absorbing everything they ate.

So my point is, your horses very well might have had a bit of deficiency. Same goes for the Buckeye free choice - if those minerals are not chelated, same story - the horses need to consume more and still get less. Hence your big binges.

Your big peeve and crusade is sugars/crap in grains - mine is Inorganic minerals. You have to feed more/spend more to get inferior results. And you're right - that only makes more $ for those companies.

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post #52 of 54 Old 03-06-2011, 11:44 AM
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my horses are just pigs LMAO I am telling you I have put stuff in those buckets they shouldn't eat and they do and they will fight over it rotten little brats is what they are they think if I put it in bucket they shoudl eat it....UNTIL I put meds in one

I have been called the NSC Nazi more then once ... I hate traditional feed methods of loading our horses up on grains and junk food :)
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post #53 of 54 Old 03-06-2011, 11:58 AM
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Loki really ticked off his breeder when he was boarded out at their place for a while (had just moved back to Missouri). He threw his EXCELLENT quality alfalfa all over the place then pee'd on it!

I like some alfalfa in my hay, good protein.

Wait! I'll fix it....
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post #54 of 54 Old 03-14-2011, 05:53 PM
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My OTTB gets free choice straight alfalfa and is as lazy as they come.
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