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  1. Horse Health
    Hello, about a week ago I had to take an emergency trip to the vets. My horse, in the middle of eating his grain, stopped eating, stretched his neck out and started pawing then coughing and then he went down and started rolling. I call the vet and he said it sounded like colic or choking and...
  2. Horse Nutrition
    I just recently won a weanling solid pinto filly. As of right now, I am doing research on feed because the food she came on is too expensive for my family and they'd like to have her switched as soon as possible. Right now she is only 5 months old. (Late April baby). She came on hay cubes, red...
  3. Horse Nutrition
    I'm trying to figure out how to best handle my gelding. He is an APHA 12-year-old. In the last few months, he has added on fat pockets. A bit of a crest, some pockets on his tailhead and a bit behind his shoulders. He is in a fairly active workload (ridden by me or my husband for 30-45 minutes...
  4. Horse Health
    Using seaweed with horses Hey everyone! New to this forum and had a question for y'all. I have been around horses all my life, and I have began caring for my own here within the past couple years. My friend (who is a fellow equestrian) was talking to me the other day and he mentioned something...
  5. Horse Nutrition
    I need some advice. I have a 15 year old appendix gelding. He is actively shown in hunt classes and does very well. He has never however filled out his hind end. After this past winter I have noticed that he has lost muscle tone and even though he has a belly on him, you can still see the...
  6. 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...
  7. Horse Talk
    I have recently been extremely interested in hearing about other people's horsey routines! I would love it if anyone posted what they would do in their typical days, weeks and months in regards to their horse care. (when and what they feed their horses, what types of training you do together...
  8. Horse Nutrition
    I recently got an 8 year old paint/quarter horse gelding, who is now on full pasture turnout . He is at a healthy weight and currently refuses to eat hay but eats grass all day and gets 1 quart of sweet feed twice a day but i am thinking of switching him to pellets, however my mom (not a horse...
  9. Horse Nutrition
    I just got a new 8 year old horse two weeks ago who will not eat Flakes of hay, I am wondering if i should get him started on timothy cubes or pellets and make kind of a mash for him, also should i give him an electrolyte as he doesn't use his salt block and he sweats a lot as it is usually 100...
  10. Horse Nutrition
    Hi all, I know there are a lot of threads regarding feed etc. Which I've read through. But I just wanted to ask, if anyone has anything specific that really helped them put on weight on their horse. If by adding something really kick started it? I've been reading a bit about beet pulp etc...
  11. Horse Nutrition
    Hello! I have recently brought home a 10 year old OTTB who is pretty underweight. His last owners were feeding him a lot of sweet feed (triple crown complete and senior-2 qts of each) and he never seemed to put on any weight regardless of the amount fed to him. I recently have been speaking...
  12. Horse Nutrition
    Hi everyone! I own a Welsh cob 13.2hh and so far I haven't had to feed him anything besides grass (and a salt lick) as he came to me extremely over weight. I have finally brought his weight down and its now turning into winter over here (Aus) Just wondering if its okay to buy a bale and feed...
  13. Horse Health
    Does anyone use race ready, purina horse feed? I am not a big fan of purina, but this has caught my attention, as I am changing my horses diet, and need a supplement/energy treat/weight gain, to add along her raw grains. I Am willing to try Purina again...If anyone thinks its worth it...
  14. Horse Health
    Want to switch my horsie to oats instead of a high quality concentrated diet. Will Oats, ACV, BOSS, tad of high quality sweet feed , 24/7 pasture, and laces of alfalfa be enough to support a horse that works; 1 hour each day, five days a week doing flatwork, 3ft jumping, 1/8 mile at high speed...
  15. Horse Talk
    Hi everyone! I've recently started leasing a new horse. Who apparently snubs his nose up at apples AND carrots?! Haha, I find this funny, but odd, I've never had a horse who didn't like both, or at least one of the two. Anyone came across a posh horsey who is far above the norm snacks?! Or any...
  16. Horse Nutrition
    I'm seeking a lower sugar, lower starch feed for my almost (in April) 5 year old QH mare. When I bought her in June, she was wonderfully calm and quiet-- even when I took her to her very first shows that summer, and the first times she had ever been trail ridden. TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS: The...
  17. Horse Nutrition
    I am purchasing a mare and want to maintain her weight, but want to improve upon her diet a bit. I also want to make sure I am making the right choices and also keep cost in mind. I have done a whole bunch of research and have a couple of options. Currently, she gets AM: 2-3 flakes grass hay...
  18. Horse Nutrition
    This is an awesome article that highlights all of the aspects of building a horse's topline. Spoiler: there isn't just one magic answer. DEVELOPING AN IDEAL TOPLINE
  19. Horse Health
    Hi there! I have a couple questions regarding some grain and would like some feedback on what works for you guys. 1. If I am feeding Magnesium 5000 should I stop feeding my Mare Magic? I would think so, it would be a lot of magnesium/counter act? 2- Do you guys use Strategy GX, Strategy...
  20. Horse Nutrition
    Hello, I need some help. I have 16 almost 17 yr old Paint Gelding, I starting boarding him at a small private farm near me a couple months ago. While he was the other barn he got some kind of high fat feed. Now since I board at this new barn I feed in the evening sometimes during the week...
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