You guys crack me up.
If you’re looking for the “gauntlet of exposure” post (thanks EG), it’s here.
This entry was posted on December 21, 2010 by Tamara Baysinger. It was filed under Uncategorized .
You know what I want to know? What do you feed? Any supplements you really like?
I thought of this when I tossed my dog a fish oil cap. Do horses need EFAs? I feed grass hay and a pound of ration balancer, so she’s not overgrained…
December 23, 2010 at 1:54 pm
Oh, sure, ask a HARD question! 😉 It varies a lot by horse, of course. When Aaruba was my competition horse, I struggled to keep his weight up. He got free-choice hay (alfalfa-grass mix, mostly grass), soaked beet pulp with senior feed and vegetable oil*, a flax-based multi from Performance Equine, and some tummy supports like G.U.T.
Consolation, OTOH, does fine with plenty of alfafa-grass mix hay and the Performance Equine supplement. The only time I tried adding grain to her diet, she tied up. 😦 At rides, she gets soaked beet pulp with just a handful of oats twice a day, and more at vet checks if she wants it.
*I’m not aware of any research to support this, but I have since come to suspect that vegetable oil (highly processed and unnatural) is as bad for horses as it is for people. If I need to feed a horse fats in the future, I’m more likely to consider the powdered animal fats.
As for fish oil, I’ve been wondering about that as well. I believe Karen Chaton did a post on it within the past 6 months. I remember thinking at the time that it made sense, but the dosage she recommended for horses was the same amount I take! I’ll try to look into this more and will post on the subject if I learn anything worthwhile.
December 24, 2010 at 7:01 am
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