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  1. Horse Health
    Hello there. So, I'm going to be staying out on a ranch this winter for a while (all parties have been taking all the necessary precautions so COVID isn't an issue here) and there is an 8-year-old quarter horse named Penny who foundered sometime last fall. She has been lame since but it has...
  2. Horse Nutrition
    I'm trying to get my two horses off pre-packaged feed for various reasons. I do need to mention that I'm in South Africa, so my choices are limited, and our feeding ideas are twenty years behind the rest of the world. All the 'complete' feeds are packed with sugar and fillers. I read a lot on...
  3. Horse Nutrition
    Hi, we have three horses and we give them hay access 24 hours a day and they also have the option of grass as its growing back from winter. I don't believe they are underweight though I think they need a little more weight and supplement but I don't know a whole lot about horse diets so here I...
  4. Horse Nutrition
    Lately I've seen quite a bit around getting your horses hair tested, I watch a video on YouTube about it, this girl swore by it. Then last night I was talking to a girl at my barn who had done it herself, and it was almost spooky how good it was. Anyone have any experiences or feedback about...
  5. Horse Health
    Hello, First time poster here! I recently was given an 11 year old Oldenburg gelding, I have been riding him for about six months, and up until he was given to me, was unaware of his PSSM. He is currently on 12 hours of turn out on grass, he gets 1/4 lb alfalfa pellets twice a day with...
  6. Horse Nutrition
    So I adopted a 22 year old gelding with Cushing's this August and got him started on pergolide (he's had Cushing's since he was around 7 but was never treated for it and had unlimited access to pasture). He has no access to fresh pasture and gets 4-5 flakes of grass hay per day (and he never...
  7. Horse Nutrition
    My Percheron lives on a bermuda pasture and has free feed salt blocks, free feed 12:12 mineral and clean water with electrolytes. I have been feeding him the same as my smaller horses (giving him a rice bran feed with calcium, minerals, etc.) daily, but I'm worried that I am not feeding him the...
  8. Horse Breeding
    I was wondering if everyone could shed their feeding/ diet plan for their pregnant mares. What brand and type do you feed to your pregnant mares? How much do you feed and when do you start to up their diet? Any info on this topic would be great! Thanks!
  9. Horse Nutrition
    Hi all I am completing a research project on the diets of racehorses compared to standard diets. I have come across three main types of feed- pelleted, cereal and grain. I am interested in discovering people's opinions on the best feed for performance/health. I would appreciate any...
  10. Horse Nutrition
    So I recently (almost a year ago) bought a pregnant Morgan mare. When I got her someone told me not to feed her sweet feed(that's what one of our QH eats) that too much of the sugar and something else in it was dangerous for her because of her breed. Since I knew nothing about the breed I...
  11. Horse Nutrition
    I've been looking into owning a horse for quite some time now, however; I've been getting many mixed messages on feed. Many people are telling me that grain is a must, yet others tell me a basic grass and hay diet is the most natural and healthiest diet. Experienced horse owners, what is your...
  12. Horse Health
    What do you think the right diet for a 5 year old eventer is? Like what types of grain should he/she be on, how often should they eat. I'm thinking of buying another horse :-) But, honestly, I don't know a thing about horse nutrition. I know I want something that won't ruin joints, help the coat...
  13. Horse Nutrition
    Okay , so... I'm looking for some EDUCATED advice. I am extremely....uhm...O.C.D about what is good to be feeding my horse. I want her to have the most balanced and complete diet possible. Ive read so many things and found so many opposing ideas I just want to know some real facts. Please, if...
  14. Horse Nutrition
    I have a kentucky mountain horse who is 5 years old. He gets 19.5 lbs of hay a day and a lb of oats mixed with healthy coat. Thats him.. Anyway. I recently learned that oats is only a short time energy feed.. and Ace only gets 30min of excersice a day plus he is in the pasture all day except...
  15. Horse Health
    one of my mares behavior points to ulcers or severe stomach acid, but we would like to avoid scoping and medication while we can and see if we can fix this another way. Does anyone know of any diets or homeopathic remedies for a horse with ulcers or severe stomach acid. Any help with this would...
  16. Horse Health
    Hi, I would like to add a flax seed supplement to my OTTB's diet. I am looking for one that has flax seed and calcium in it. There are so many supplements but they seem to have a little of everything and I really just want the flax seed and calcium combo. Does anyone have any recommendations, or...
  17. Horse Nutrition
    I finally got my gelding home :D and I am keeping a mare for my friend to keep him company. I had no clue this mare was so obese. She is a bit over 15 hands and when we brought her in, the weight tape wouldn't fit around her! I got the two separated so I can feed them individually, and now...
  18. Horse Nutrition
    My Quarter horse has dropped some weight recently, Hes not badly underweight but I would like him to beef up a little because we are going to start showing more regularly again and I dont want him to get stressed and drop weight. Right now he gets a very basic grass hay and livestock blend grain...
  19. Horse Training
    Hi :-) I was just wondering if any of you had tips you could give me about how to make my horses routine - exercise and diet mainly, to make him fit and also training tips. He is only four years old, five in November. We have barely any grass in our property and he has only ever been on hay, but...
  20. Horse Health
    So, my new horse is really confusing me right now. He is being really strange when it comes to eating grain. It is the same diet that he was previously on (whole oats and sweet feed mixture), but he will not clean up the feed in a short amount of time (less than 45 minutes like the rest of...
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