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  1. Horse Health
    I've read so much about this, but after my horse colicked a bit ago, I've been super careful about how much he's eating etc. So on August 6, we I started him on soaked alfalfa cubes. I've been giving 2-3 handfuls in the evening, which comes out to about 7-9 cubes. Obviously, not a lot, pound...
  2. New to Horses
    I'm looking for an effective, but cheaper weight gain supplement for my mare. She is 11 and we took a lot of time off while I was in school. We're both getting back in shape. She's always been a petite little thing, but now that I'm riding more, I would like to try and "beef" her up some. Her...
  3. Horse Nutrition
    What are your guys' favorite ways or products to help a horse gain weight? We need to add about 100 lbs. to our 16 y.o. gelding. Also as a side note, he did have laminitis last summer so that's something we have to keep in mind with his nutrition plan. He also has lost some muscle tone, most...
  4. 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...
  5. New to Horses
    I havea 12 yr old Mare barrel horse that has had a terrible cribbing habit since she competed as a reining horse in her younger years. The Vet came and said that she needs to put on more weight. She is getting 2 qts of SafeChoice Senior, 1 scoop of Soy, 2 scoops of equipride, 1 large scoop of...
  6. Horse Talk
    Has anyone every tried Max-E-Glo pellets and/or Equi-Jewel Pellets? I'm trying to decided which is better to help put some weight on a lean horse in winter. He can eat as much hay as he wants, but is still lean.
  7. Horse Nutrition
    This is my first post on the site so hello everyone! :wave: I have a 16.3 hh, 15 year old thoroughbred who has recently been really hard to keep weight on. I've had him since he was about 4 and he's always been a good weight or even a bit overweight. His teeth are fine and he gets wormed...
  8. Horse Health
    Hey Guys, So to give you a little background, Am in the process of buying my own first OTTB youngin', He is 4, Got sacked as a 3YO as he was slow, He is a big boy already at 17h, not skinny but needing some building up and filling out. He will be fed as much hay as he can eat, as well as...
  9. Gaited Horses
    Hey! So, I a few months ago the owner that had the TWH mare that I was sponsoring could no longer keep her due to having too many horses, and thought it would be best for her if she could go to a home where she would have the attention/care she needs, so she gave her to me! :D Her name is...
  10. Horse Nutrition
    I recently got given a Standardbred gelding--or for a better way of saying things I 'rescued' a Standardbred gelding. He is quite underweight, not ridiculously emaciated or anything. Healthy otherwise besides the weight loss. I did a search on his brand and he is an unknown but he's sired by...
  11. Horse Nutrition
    I have owned horses for years but have little experience with seniors. My first mare is in her early 20s and has always been an easy keeper (seriously - just a handful of oats would keep her butterball-fat). This winter everything just dramatically changed and it seems that being a senior has...
  12. Horse Health
    I have a new horse. She just weaned a foal and I underweight. What weight supplements do you suggest or should I just feed her as normal and hope when she balances out she will start packing it on. Baby was just weaned 3 weeks ago.
  13. Horse Nutrition
    I need some advice/direction about feeding. I have a 5 yo Arabian gelding that is pasture boarded, currently I am only feeding him once a day due to my schedule. He gets 2# of pelleted feed with a half pound of alfalfa pellets and a pound of sweet feed...I am having a hard time putting weight on...
  14. Horse Health
    Hi, I have a 27 year old horse that will not gain weight. I have tried giving senior grain and his teeth have been checked. I need to find away to get him to gain some weight by this winter... Does anyone have any weight gaining tips?:-|
  15. Horse Nutrition
    I have been trying to put weight on my 4 year old TB filly. She is outside about 23 hours a day, with free choice hay in round bale form. The hour she is inside is when she is eating her grain...right now she gets grain once a day, and I'm not sure what it weighs, but it fills about two-thirds...
  16. Horse Talk
    Hi! I have a 17 year old Standardbred mare who will just NOT gain weight. She has been on Trimax, beet pulp, and oats as well as unlimited GREEN hay for over a month, and isn't gaining anything. Maybe I'm doing something wrong? Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. I was also...
  17. Horse Nutrition
    Hello. I just got my first horse and she has problems with choke, well the first time she did it, I did not know she has any problems and it scared me to death, anyway we got it under control now and know how to prevent it and everything. Since then, (about 2 months ago) she has been losing a...
  18. Horse Health
    Ok, equine peeps/FRIENDS: Faith is still pretty thin. Granted, I JUST started riding her a bit more, so I'm hoping that will help build muscle..... but she needs MORE. She's about 11 years old and LIGHTLY/OCCASIONALLY ridden. I DO run her (when I can) sometimes, but she's def not a rodeo horse...
  19. Horse Health
    A few months ago I put my horse on a low grain diet, due to the fact that with free choice hay he was getting rather fat. I noticed recently that although he has reached a more healthy weight, he has lost a lot of mass on his back/topline. His spine now sticks out a lot, and it is especially...
  20. Horse Health
    Hi Everyone, So I'm interested in hearing more about two feeds competing at the moment... Equijewel by K.E.R. and Vitamite Power On by Mitavite EquiJewel: 1kg Digestible energy 18-19MJ Crude protein(min) 13% Crude fat 18-20% Crude fibre (max) 13% Calcium (min) 2.25% Phosphorus (min)...
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