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  1. 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...
  2. Horse Health
    So I've seen Mcal everywhere when talking about equine nutrition, but I don't really know what they are. I emailed Standlee asking how many calories per pound were in their Alfalfa pellets, and they told me 0.90 Mcal. I tried to do the conversion to regular calories on google, but it said 0.90...
  3. Horse Health
    Hey there! I have a horse on my hands that has started to colic frequently and I need advice on the best nutrition for her. I've been told Gumnuts are good for horses that Colic and have used it in the past. Aside from good old Gumnuts, is there anything else? She has been colicky since her...
  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 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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
  8. Horse Breeding
    I recently bought a Mare from a kill pen that was bought from a Indian reserve she is strongly suspected to be in Foal and I have little doubt she isn't haha. She is a wide built one and actually came in very fair condition well fed and good health! Shes also halter broke and very sweet...
  9. Horse Health
    Okay, I'm in a situation where I absolutely cannot get to work even though I really want to. If it helps at all, the horses are Standardbred colts and fillies who harness race. The horses got fed grain at 6:45 am, I am supposed to clean stalls and feed hay at around 9:00 am, and give lunch grain...
  10. General Off Topic Discussion
    Hi Everyone. I was wondering if anyone can help me. I want to start making healthy or special horse treats if I can put it that way. :loveshower: Something that is not present in everyday feed and that is really good like sesame seeds or some oils that are good or Aloe Vera or something. I don't...
  11. 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...
  12. Horse Nutrition
    I'm looking after a friends horse and I noticed that he was nibbling on poop, is this something I should be worrying about? The only food he gets to eat in hay on a roll. Can anyone give me any worldly advice about this? What should I tell his owner?
  13. Horse Nutrition
    I got a ottb mare (she is a underweight hard keeper) 3 weeks ago that was on the scale of a 2. I am currently feeding her 1 scoop Nutrena Pro Force Fiber, 1 scoop Beet Pulp, and 1 scoop Cool Calories twice a day, she has gained just a little nit of weight. Should I see a difference? is this a...
  14. 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...
  15. New to Horses
    This winter was our first winter having our two horses at our new farm. I bought way to much hay and will have a lot left over (50+ bales and 2 round bales). My questions are this: Can I keep this hay for next fall/winter? It has been in our barn. It is good hay. I was told hay will lose its...
  16. Hoof Care
    Anyone know why the new growth looks like this? And how many weeks/months of growth this might be?
  17. Horse Nutrition
    Hi guys! So until I get a chance to do some serious research of my own, I thought I'd pick your guys' brains about the differences between Purina Senior and Purina Senior Active and which is going to be better for putting weight on a group of older (think 25+) horses that are worked lightly (5...
  18. Horse Nutrition
    I'm thinking about trying equipride for my 3 1/2 yr old. Any thoughts on it? Thanks!
  19. Horse Nutrition
    I have a 3 year old gelding that was very underweight when I rescued him almost a year ago and we started him out on oats and sweet feed mix. He got up to weight and now I am wondering if I should put on a growing feed or if I should continue with the sweet/oat mix? He is still pretty narrow in...
  20. Horse Nutrition
    Sally is a 16.2 hh overweight off the track thoroughbred. She has been off the track for over a year and was bought as a jumper prospect by her current owner, I am buying her as a hunter and jumper prospect. (Kind of off topic, but I am so excited about getting my first project horse) She is...
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