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post #11 of 16 Old 08-13-2014, 09:06 PM
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I found it.

How much hay or grass is she getting? If you want her to gain weight she needs to have forage in front of her pretty close to all the time.

You need to see how much a quart actually weighs and then follow the directions on the bag. If you feed less than the directed amounts you will short her on needed vitamins and minerals.


FEEDING DIRECTIONS Total Daily Ration
(lbs of feed per day)
1 900-lb
Mature BW
1100-lb
Mature BW
1300-lb
Mature BW
Weanling to Yearling (6-12 months)14-Six Horse Feed1,2
Hay or Pasture Equivalent 5.5-8.5 lbs
4.0-8.5 lbs
7.5-10.5 lbs
5.0-10.5 lbs
8.5-12.5 lbs
6.0-12.5 lbs Mature Horse - Active (light to heavy work)
14-Six Horse Feed1,2
Hay or Pasture Equivalent
3.5-11.5 lbs
9.0-13.5 lbs
4.0-14.0 lbs
11.0-16.5 lbs
5.0-16.0 lbs
13.0-19.5 lbs Mature Horse - Inactive, Breeding or Pregnant
14-Six Horse Feed1,2
Hay or Pasture Equivalent
3.0-6.5 lbs
9.0-13.5 lbs
4.0-7.5 lbs
11.0-16.5 lbs
5.0-8.5 lbs
13.0-19.5 lbs Lactating Mare
14-Six Horse Feed1,2
Hay or Pasture Equivalent 9.0-13.5 lbs
9.0-13.5 lbs 11.0-16.5 lbs
11.0-16.5 lbs 13.0-19.5 lbs
13.0-19.5 lbs 1If feeding less than 4 pounds daily, add EquiMin Horse Mineral to daily feeding program.
2Add an electrolyte supplement to daily feeding program for horses in moderate exercise and above.


SouthernStates.com: Southern States 14-Six Textured Horse Feed 50lb - Southern States Cooperative
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Beet pulp is great for adding weight to thin horses but you have to soak it first. If you don't you risk choke.
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post #13 of 16 Old 08-13-2014, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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Its called southern states 14 six thats allit says on the bag. So is there any kind of formula I can use to know how much she needs to get in order to put on weight. Ive been told before horses need 2% of their body weight daily but im assuming that is to maintain.
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Sorry not sure why it double posted..ok I will do that thanks
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post #15 of 16 Old 08-13-2014, 10:01 PM
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I just posted the directions from the southerns states feed site above for you.
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post #16 of 16 Old 08-13-2014, 10:02 PM
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Sometimes the internet burps.
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