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post #11 of 16 Old 04-05-2017, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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No, he will not get the required vitamins and minerals. What feed are you wanting to feed?

For ponies, a ration balancer or food made for them (like triple crown lite- is often the correct answer... 2# can be fed compared to 6-8# to get the required vitamins, minerals and protein. I think the lite may not be suitable for a growing horse- but TC IS WONDERFUL to answer questions.

https://www.triplecrownfeed.com/products/lite/

A ration balancer would probably work great. Add a fat supplement if more calories are necessary.
He is currently eating Tribute Growth.

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Have you contacted to company and asked them if those weight recommendations would cover ponies? With his breed, I would perhaps err on the side of cautiousness and just got to the ration balancer and fat supplement if he really doesn't have the stomach size for 2# of grain a feeding. How big (height weight) are you expecting him to mature? I know lightishpony... 12ish hands? 500lbs?

If he really needs the calories, see if he will eat 2#. Make sure you WEIGH it. You run the risk of not meeting his vitamin/ mineral package and Ca/ph ratio otherwise.
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PDF has it for small ponies, large ponies/small horses, horses and maybe larger horses as well, but I didn't look past horse.

I'll contact the company just in case tomorrow and see what they say.


Mother was 14h, sire an unknown height. Foundation says they grow a little taller on domestic diets than they would on the skimpy wild diet on the banks. Most are 13h or a little taller that I know of.
Have a picture of his assumed sire & brother or half brother. But there's no way to guess height by it other than 'not tiny'. =/

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What does he string test to?
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Haven't tried it yet. Storming bad now, can do it after the storm passes.

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post #16 of 16 Old 04-06-2017, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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Ruler seems to show 12h, string 12.2h or so.
Going to try again on another day when it's dry, he's sunk in mud, so can't get proper numbers.
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