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  1. #1
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    Default Tell Me more about Guiness Stout for non sweaters

    I have read many posts about using Guiness STout.
    DO I top dress their food??
    Does it effect them like it would me????!!!!
    How long before a show do they have to go off of it -- or do they??

    I have a horse who could sweat better and have then on a supplement I think it is TRUE SWEAT. ANyways this horse should sweat better and I thought this might help. any help would be great . Thank You!



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    I know many people suggest fancy beers.

    My horse Polo was a non-sweater. A can of budweiser served him well-just poured over his feed once a day.

    In the hot summer, one for Polo, one for leah...



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    I don't know about horses, but there are signs all over GB showing a young lad sucking down his Guinness to make him "big and strong".



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    From what I understand, any dark beer will do. Cheap is fine. Just remember dark dark dark. Something with the hops that helps.

    A quart of sweet feed, a scoop of Let Em Sweat and a dark warm beer kept my guy going throughout the summer. He would attract half the barn with his antics as soon as he heard the can of beer come out of the tackroom. No lie.



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    I mixed my mare's Guiness with some shredded BP (the non-molasses kind). I let it sit about 10 minutes and then fed it. She thought that was fantastic and scarfed it up. Thankfully her nonsweating episode didn't last long.
    Full-time bargain hunter.



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    I'm a Guiness Stout drinker and never noticed it making me sweat! haa, things you learn on coth



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    Default what about showing??

    How long do you keep them off of it??



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    I just take his feed (ultium), put it in his feed bucket and add the stout. My guy eats it up and licks up any residue.

    Mine just started the non-sweating. Added the One AC too. I've heard both: use the darkest or any cheap beer. So i'm not sure which works best. I think that i'm going to try the regular once he finishes this case (LOL) and see if cheap works.



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    My vet recommended the dark beer for a non-sweater.

    20 minutes after eating/slurping his bucket he was out flat in the field.
    Next day, same thing.

    Don't know if he sweated any better, but he sure was a cheap date!



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    Tried it, it made no appreciable difference in the horse I had.



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    Can I show usef with it???



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    Quote Originally Posted by baysngreys View Post
    My vet recommended the dark beer for a non-sweater.

    20 minutes after eating/slurping his bucket he was out flat in the field.
    Next day, same thing.

    Don't know if he sweated any better, but he sure was a cheap date!


    I started my guy on Guinness Stout and One AC about 2 weeks ago. I think it might be helping him some as he was sweating more for my lesson on Monday. I just pour the beer right over his feed and he seems to love it!

    I may try a cheaper dark beer as Guiness is quite pricey!!!



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    Default its' working!

    ok..my horse is sweating. I started guinness two weeks ago and one AC last week. he's sweating YAY! I may try the cheaper beer and see if we get the same results.

    Oh, I checked with USEF. reply "do not give your animal alcohol seven days prior to a USEF sanctioned show". So that's a NO, but the ONE AC is Legal (as I said, I asked).



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    my horse has been on coors original (not the silver bullet), and yuengling for the last 3 weeks and neither has worked. I'll guess I'll have to try guiness before deciding beer isn't working for us.
    Just because you’re afraid, doesn’t mean you’re in danger. Just because you feel alone, doesn’t mean nobody loves you. Just because you think you might fail, doesn’t mean you will.



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    Quote Originally Posted by buck22 View Post
    my horse has been on coors original (not the silver bullet), and yuengling for the last 3 weeks and neither has worked. I'll guess I'll have to try guiness before deciding beer isn't working for us.
    There's something in the Stout that makes the difference. The darker the better.

    Bonus - you can write off the "kegger" in the feed room if you're sharing it with your horse!



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    Default CLIP!

    In addition to the good beer, CLIP YOUR HORSES that aren't sweating. Do everything you can to help their systems cool. Spray/sponge-and-drench cold water and scrape them 2-3x per day (before AND after riding) and put a fan on them while you're doing this. Make as many environmental changes as possible to assist/compensate for the lack of sweating as a means for regulating body temperature.
    When blood is the beverage of choice, the sharpest fangs feed first.



  17. #17
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    Default A cheaper way to get Guiness

    I make all my own beer (for home consumption) and it would be really easy for anyone to make a batch for a horse. Here is an ingredient kit that is $30.49, which would make about 54 12oz. bottles. Just need a large stock pot to cook in (most would already have this), plastic fermenting bucket+airlock (less than $20), some bleach to sanitize everything first, save some plastic milk jugs or coke bottles and store in fridge. So $50 initial cost ($1/beer), then $30 after that ($0.56/beer)
    http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...oducts_id=1114



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