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If you’re looking for the “gauntlet of exposure” post (thanks EG), it’s here.


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  1. 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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