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  1. #1
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    Default Recommend a good equine nutrionist?

    Amy trying to figure out what supplements to put my horses on while in Florida for WEF (stressful, jumping, etc). The list I came up with is rather long, so was hoping someone could help rationalize it. I called SmartPak and they of course think I should add as many as possible, and all Smart Pak brand... (Smart Calm instead of Quietex, Smart Omega rather than Cocosoya, Smart Digest instead of Probios....).



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    My Purina equine nutritionist is wonderful -- you could check and see if there is one in your area. I'm sure there is one in FL.
    PennyG



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    I imagine Sarah Ralston is still at Rutgers. How easy she is to contact I couldn't say.
    Some riders change their horse, they change their saddle, they change their teacher; they never change themselves.



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    You might contact Julie Getty of Getty Equine Nutrition in Colorado. She does consultations and her website has tons of great information.


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    Clair Thunes of Summit Equine Nutrition. She's absolutely awesome. Her website has a ton of information and you should be able to get a hold of her fairly quickly.

    http://summit-equine.com/

    If you talk to her, tell her Brigadier sent you!


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    Yep, if I were to call anyone it would be Claire at Summit

    What's making you look at supplements? What's he already eating?
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    Is this their first season at WEF?

    I'd examine the hay quality first. Where I live I can get fabulous, soft, highly digestible second cut hay, delivered, for $4 a bale. I base my feeding program around that. The season I was in Wellington it was impossible to find similar quality hay and even what was available was horrifyingly expensive so I went the route of adding a highly digestible fiber "grain" product. If the hay fed at WEF is similar to what you normally feed, ignore me!



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    Uh, have you talked to your vet about your current nutrition program and its affects?
    It's just grass and water till it hits the ground.



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