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post #1 of 3 Old 04-12-2017, 07:19 AM Thread Starter
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I am looking for a sugar free lick that contains magnesium to help my boy adjust to the spring grass and transition from 100 % Hay to 50% Grass and then 80% grass in summer.
I am finding it quiet a struggle as Sugar seems to be hiding every where.

I have narrowed my search down to 3 -
Rockies Magnacalm lick - I know this has sugar but no idea how much image: http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/forum.../frown-new.png


Rockies 5 star - I have search everywhere and I cannot find what it is made from just the benefits of what it has in it

Rockies Laminsheild lick - again lots of benefits but nothing anywhere on what is it image: http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/forum.../frown-new.png


Have any of you peeps tried them and what are your thoughts? I am looking for something to stop my boy from eating mud and calm him down a bit as the spring has made him a lot more flighty and spooky.

Thanks!!!!
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post #2 of 3 Old 04-12-2017, 02:46 PM
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Why don't you just feed hm Remission or Quiessence or some other Mag Oxide product.

Put it in a feed pan with a measuring cup of Timothy pellets and water.

You're probably trying to avoid using a feed pan but molasses is the glue that holds any lick together ----- except for EquiPride.

My Ioad is half way on strike so I can't get the link up. Google "EquiPride" and go to their website. They lick tubs. I have fed EquiPride in the bag but have never used their lick:)
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post #3 of 3 Old 04-20-2017, 04:40 AM
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Hi, studies have shown that horses don't get a lot out of 'licks', even if they're well balanced, because they simply can't lick enough. Therefore nutritional supps may be needed as well. On the other hand, some 'mineral blocks' are half molasses & grain, so horses munch bits off them, may demolish the lot in very short order! But they generally aren't greatly well balanced, not to mention all the sugars & starch. If your horse needs specific nutrients, it is far better to use an appropriate nutritional supp that you can add to his feed. And if you don't feed out, as Walkin suggested, a cup or hay pellets or such is all that's needed.

The other consideration is, hay IS grass, just dried. It is also not generally any lower in NSC than the grass it was. So for the most part, horses don't really need 'transitioning' gradually from hay to grass. The exception to that is if you've got really rich grass/hay, which is high NSC. So I'd ask, what is the reason you're concerned? Is the horse going to rich pasture off poor hay or such?

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