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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  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
    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...
  5. Horse Nutrition
    Hi there guys. I would like to get input on feeding grain. My horses is a 5.5 year old mare. She's very smart... a thinker... I have affectionately named her Miss Bratty Pants. She has been that way since our first day together and I love her personality. Late last fall my trainer suggested...
  6. 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...
  7. Horse Nutrition
    I want to start a research project on the comparison of most if not all horse feeds, excluding hay and other forages. This is just a comparison of the guaranteed analysis, it won't involve any horses, although it may involve what the effects of certain aspects in the analysis might have on the...
  8. Horse 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...
  9. Horse Health
    I have a 14 year old quarter horse mare. I took her for a ride and she acted completely fine. I cooled her off, took her back to the barn and fed. I hadn't changed my routine at all. When I was finished, I put her in her stall and she pooped. I gave her grain, she took a few bites, then acted...
  10. Horse Nutrition
    Hi guys, i want to know what are the differences between feeding non-grain and grain containing feeds. What are the benefits or bads about it? What is the best one to use? Or does it depend on the horse ?
  11. Horse Nutrition
    My gelding was recently diagnosed with PSSM (he is +/- for those who are curious). I had already cut out a considerable amount of starches and sugars when my farrier noticed one small area of stretching in his hooves last summer but am switching to a different feed to decrease it even more as my...
  12. Miniature Horses
    I hope there are some experienced mini folks here because I am not and I need help. My mini is 15, I have had her for 1 year. It is hard to keep her from being overweight so I was told several months ago (by the former owner) to omit grain. But I have read that they need some grains for complete...
  13. Horse Nutrition
    I recently moved my 7 (ish) year old mare to my house but have had her boarded for 1 1/2 years where she originally was fed a scoop of Purina Healthy Edge (not sure how much it weighed bc the boarder just fed her) a day, we changed her off of that this spring bc she had put on close to 100 lbs...
  14. 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...
  15. New to Horses
    Hi All - My trainer has just advised me that she noticed my OTTB is washing her food. Here is what she said exactly: It means that when she eats her grain, she grabs a mouthful of grain and then takes a sip of water. And back and forth and back and forth. In the scheme of things, it sounds...
  16. 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...
  17. Horse Training
    Apollo is really starting to drive me friggin NUTS! He absolutely REFUSES to eat his grain if I am not there in the barn sometimes. I have to be right by his stall watching him or else he paces in his stall, sticks his head over the door, and makes faces, wanting to go outside. He is wasting his...
  18. Horse Health
    Hi, I am a new horse owner. I bought my 14 year old miniature horse in October. She is a little hefty and the former owners visited 2 days ago and they think she has gained since I have had her. They suggested I stop all grain. I live in Maine so for the past week or so she has had to start...
  19. Horse Nutrition
    Hi guys, I have a three year old Missouri Foxtrotter, and she has been having skin problems for a year. Her ears are constantly scabby, and she recently started itching the base of her tail. I live in Florida, so the bugs here are a problem. But even with a fly mask, garlic, and fly spray she...
  20. Horse Health
    What's the best way for a horse to gain lots of weight in a short period of time? My horse is on high fat grain and has access to lots of hay... He's eating all of it but seems to lose weight. He's getting skinny and winter is here....
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