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  1. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    Hello, I was wondering if some of you guys work with trotters. I was really interested if there maybe was something what you can feed them to gain more energy and stay healthy, I already made their feeding plans on Feedxl and it says they get all the nutrition that they need but still I feel a...
  2. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    Hey guys! I’m wondering what everyone’s feeding schedule is? How often do you give grain? And in the winter when they can’t forage do you give them constant access to hay? If a person has a weird schedule can a horse adapt to that? Like I have insomnia so I can’t fall asleep till 6am and don’t...
  3. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    Hi there I’m a new first time horse owner and desperately need some advice on feeding my greedy cob mare. She’s 13.1hh and probably weighs approximately 430kg. When the vets visited, they gave us a 3/5 for body condition. My pony is VERY greedy. She will bald a field in 2 days so I have to...
  4. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    I have a senior QH mare (28 y/o) with access to 24/7 pasture and is given ~2 flakes hay/day by owners of boarding facility. She recently lost a bunch of weight due to an infection in her teeth - so I have started her on grain (~1.5 lbs) and alfalfa pellets (0.5 lbs) once daily. I am gone on the...
  5. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    Hi folks 👋🏽! I've got a 26 year old 🦄 gelding who can't chew hay anymore. We are in the unfortunate situation of needing to move from our current boarding facility which feeds him mash many times a day to a facility that only feeds twice a day (all the other horses just get loads of hay, which...
  6. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    Hey everyone. I am looking to get a little Shetland as a pet and as I am researching I cannot find anywhere what or how much they need to be fed! Some say they just need grass to graze on? If so, for how long? Is it that they are all different? I am a novice owner so any help is appreciated!
  7. Horse Talk
    Hi! I have a 7yo ottb gelding who i've had for a few months now. He's generally a very quiet, respectful horse but i've recently (last month) started giving him hard feeds (he's turned out in a paddock 24/7 so has only needed them now he's in full work) and have noticed he's getting into some...
  8. Horse Health
    Hi there! I'm trying to put some weight on my gelding, who is a hard keeper. He gets hay twice a day and grain once. I've been reading about grain intake because I'm considering upping his grain for the winter, but I keep seeing that you should not feed more than 4-5 pounds per meal or you risk...
  9. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    Hi all! I have a 12 year old Arabian gelding named Bo. He lives outside 24/7 with access to grain and hay year round. My vet recommended he stay off grain due to being such an easy keeper and being slightly on the chunkier side. I took him off grain, and have been feeding him 1/4 cup of Barn...
  10. Horse Health
    Hello all! In preparation for the winter months I've been doing a bit of reading about beet pulp. I wanted to know if it was any good or useful to give to horses? Or if any of you had opinions/experience with it. My mare is an 8 y/o BWP and had a bout of colic last winter when she stopped...
  11. Horse Health
    I recently got a big thoroughbred baby who came from a questionable place. He is slowly putting weight on with just free fed hay right now but I'm wanting to start him on special feed to give him a bit more help. I also have a coming 3 year old (paint) who I will be starting this spring and a...
  12. Horse Health
    Hello. I have a 5 year old quarterhorse/paint mare & put a fly mask on her for the first time 2 days ago. Yesterday afternoon I noticed her acting weird. She was lethargic, had no energy, had her ears pinned, and wouldn't drink or eat. I immediately removed the fly mask and hosed her off. I...
  13. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    Ok, so in my recent post we were trying to figure out what was going on with my horse, it was gassy cramps colic caused my moldy hay, she's going to be fine :-) Anyhow, I have been doing TONS of research on bran mash since my vet recommended it. It is something I would like to begin feeding my...
  14. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    I'm more just curious than anything else and like to collect tons of data. So I was wondering what vitamin and mineral supplement everybody uses? Do you use your V&M with a ration balancer? If so which RB? Or do you feed grain or a bagged feed? If so which one? Why do you like that...
  15. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    I have a 17 year old ASB that is being fully pasture fed and is being ridden very little. He is still in great shape for riding and has lots of energy, so I am hoping to start riding him at least 2 times a week. At the moment he is living off of grass only. I am not very experienced and he is my...
  16. Horse Health
    This is a month after I got him he's a saddlebred (from what I was told) hes 12ish and 17hh tall. He's grained a lot of weight but his hips stick out more then I like. He has hay twice a day and they get a bale a day for the past few days. But otherwise has hay 24/7. He gets about 3lbs of oats a...
  17. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    Please Bear with this long story...!! I am helping out a friend who was given a neglected OTTB about 4 years ago. They are not horse people but they wanted to help and they thought they could just get a "lawnmower" (we all know this story, right?!). Argh! :evil: Well apparently he thrived for...
  18. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    I have a 6yo. ottb gelding coming home soon. The lady who owned him before had him out to pasture with about 50 horses. She may give supplements in winter, idk, but as far as I know, nothing but grass. Lots of grass though, I saw the pasture and it wasn't grazed down, they have about 60 acres...
  19. Horse Health
    So, my horse is being boarded outside at a barn. She gets hay 24/7, round bale. But I do notice she is not the best on this. She has lost some weight over the past week. I have been giving her grain (12%) at 2qts once a day four days a week. The other horses dont get fed at all that are out...
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