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What do you put in your grain besides supplements from the feed store?

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  • What do you put in your grain besides supplements from the feed store?

    I have a 14 y/o 15.2hh thoroughbred competing training level

    I'm wondering what people put in their horses grain besides the packaged and labeled supplements from the feed store. For example I have a friend who feeds her horse fresh garlic from the supermarket. I'm wondering what other supplements besides labeled horse grain supplements people feed?

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    I give my OTTB a mix for his ulcers. I brew a full box of Organic Throat Coat Tea in two cups of water (over night) and mix with aloe vera juice (a gallon). Its done WONDERS for him in just over a month. I give him a cup the first two weeks and then a half a cup. From what I've read it helps to heal the ulcers. I've noticed a big difference in his weight, muscling, attitude. Etc. That's all I add though!
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      18 yr old TB who thinks she is 2.
      Some natural supplements from Whole Foods or Natural Grocers.
      Slippery Elm Bark (digestion)
      Nutritional Yeast (feet and hair)
      Tumeric (anti-inflammatory)
      Last edited by BarbB; Jun. 26, 2012, 04:30 PM.
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      • #4
        Depends on how it's been distilled!

        OH! You're talking about horse feeds. Well then, Nothing besides the occasional medication for those needing it!
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          I used to feed my OTTB Paprika to enhance his coat color. It practically made his usual boring chestnutty-ness a copper penny chestnut!!
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            I heard somewhere that Paprika is illegal at shows. Anyone know if thats true?

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              Paprika and Tumeric (that I use) can both test positive for capsaicin.
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              • #8
                1/4 cup of Canola oil (keeps him slick and shiny)
                Vita-B1 crumbles (because focusing is always helpful)
                Vita-Biotin crumbles (thin hoof walls, trying to fix that)
                Fastrack probiotic


                He gets 2lbs of TC Lite a day with all his goodies.
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                  Originally posted by BarbB View Post
                  Paprika and Tumeric (that I use) can both test positive for capsaicin.
                  How much Tumeric? Do you buy it in bulk or in jars?

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                    I buy it in bulk at Vitamin Cottage. Whole Foods or any natural/organic grocery will have it. I give her about a teaspoon a day it seems to help keep her from getting stiff after a day of acting like a fool. Costs me a couple of dollars a month.
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                      Originally posted by BarbB View Post
                      I buy it in bulk at Vitamin Cottage. Whole Foods or any natural/organic grocery will have it. I give her about a teaspoon a day it seems to help keep her from getting stiff after a day of acting like a fool. Costs me a couple of dollars a month.
                      Interesting, might try it. Thanks for the idea.

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                        I gave a mare I used to own dried raspberry leaves from the healthfood store - a heaping pinch every day. It was essentially the same as the "moody mare" supplement, but a lot cheaper. Other folks at the barn recommended it and I thought they were nuts but it really seemed to work in her case. She was a much calmer, happier girl on them.
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                          I personally have experience with turmeric when I was injured and in a wheelchair for 8 months a couple of years ago. I couldn't take painkillers, but I found out about turmeric, which is a wonder spice. It contains curcumin which is anti-inflammatory and analgesic. There are a ton of studies being done on it now all over the world. When I took it, it relieved the pain (after about an hour), and I was actually able to begin to walk again. I fully attribute that progress to the turmeric. I drank it in hot milk with black pepper, because it enhances the curcumin. I only took it for about a month, because it got rid of the pain and didn't need it once I got mobile. It has been 2 years, and I am back riding...perfectly fine. Studies have shown that it can be effective against melanoma...it causes the melanoma cells to attack themselves. Unbelievable stuff.

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                            Oil & a carrot!
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                              I'm wondering what people put in their horses grain besides the packaged and labeled supplements from the feed store.
                              Don't assume everyone uses "packaged and labeled supplements".

                              Flax seed is about all I add, a multivitamin if I have a horse getting minimal or no concentrate.

                              Turmeric is a weak (VERY weak) NSAID, and should be treated exactly as such: same risk (although dose-dependent) of kidney and stomach problems, although the amounts typicall used have very minimal effects AND side effects. Overuse, however, carries the same risks as bute or aspirin.
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                                Originally posted by RedxHandedxJill View Post
                                I give my OTTB a mix for his ulcers. I brew a full box of Organic Throat Coat Tea in two cups of water (over night) and mix with aloe vera juice (a gallon). Its done WONDERS for him in just over a month. I give him a cup the first two weeks and then a half a cup. From what I've read it helps to heal the ulcers. I've noticed a big difference in his weight, muscling, attitude. Etc. That's all I add though!
                                This is very interesting RHJ,I've heard of feeding aloe vera juice, but not the tea.

                                Thanks too for the info about tumeric, I didn't know that either.
                                I think I might try that for myself!

                                All I add is a vitamin and flax seed.
                                In the winter I feed a mix of flax seed and black oil sunflower seeds.
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                                  • #18
                                    Apple cider vinegar. Helps with joints and is supposed to help keeps bugs away.

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                                      Pretty much the only thing that isn't labeled for horses that Toby gets is peppermints and carrots. And he REALLY likes both (we probably go through a pound of peppermints every week to 10 days!). I did used to feed garlic from the restaurant supply store when I fed a bunch of horses it at one time. Now I use the stuff labeled for horses because it comes in Smartpak.

                                      Honestly, I tend to trust Pennfield's research and the couple of companies I use for supplements more than mine. I figure they're the ones spending the money on research, so I don't have to.
                                      Amanda

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                                        The only thing not labeled for horses that my mare gets is Salt. We mix morton lite salt and regular Iodized salt and feed that for electrolytes. She used to get dried raspberry leaves but since I put her on MagRestore we stopped that. the stuff labeled for horses that she gets is the MagRestore, M.A.S.S Builder by Kinetic and right now she's on Robaxin indefinitely.

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