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post #1 of 2 Old 08-23-2019, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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general supplement

So as you know I full board. I have hay tested twice just for the supplier to be changed the following week/month. They rotate different fields in completely different locations. The haylage Katie gets is good quality stuff, so good I wanna stick myself in the bale! Doesn't give her the poops though and been measuring her weight. She's very easy to work with I've found in my short time owning her. Easy keeper but not too easy. When stabled she gets a token feed bucket twice a day of a custom mix made locally and chaff. That's it. The yard manager has been using this custom feed (and senior version too) for over a decade and unlikely to change. In her words all her horses have been fine on it and as far as I can see, they are.

There is zero way with this boarding arrangement for me to have full control over her feed. It irks me yes as I would love to really get a good balanced diet going but sacrifices :< I'm probably gonna ask for a blood test at some point just to make doubly sure not deficient in anything major before anything pops up. I feel like it might be the only way I can reliably know right now? Anyway...

What general supplement could I use? She would only be getting it 3-4x a week as they dont feed out in the field (winter they get a round bale). I have absolutely zero clue as found a million brands...
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post #2 of 2 Old 08-23-2019, 03:03 PM
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Broad spectrum supplements (vit&min variety) supply the RDA or close without coming near toxic levels. If you are concerned then a ration balancer (powdered or granules) that is given by the ounce and not the pelleted variety by the pound which would add calories (though this could be insignificant as usually a pound is the serving) that is formulated for your area would be something you could add. Not familiar with what is available. I started using the Moormans's GroStrong and am liking what I see. I have seen a few here that have used it long term recommend it highly and the BO here uses it as well and her horses are always looking really nice.
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