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  • #21
    When we make it down to Aiken the skinny, growing 3yo OTTB will get:

    - Free choice Timothy/Alfalfa hay 24/7

    AM (2x)
    - 2 qt scoop Cavalor Endurix
    - 2 qt scoop Cavalor Strucomix Senior

    PM 1 (after riding & cool out)
    - 4 qt scoop Cavalor Mix & Mash

    PM 2
    - 2 qt scoop Cavalor Endurix
    - 2 qt scoop Cavalor Strucomix Senior
    - SmartCombo Pellets
    - 10 g MSM

    Did I mention he's skinny and growing?


    • #22
      Originally posted by beowulf View Post
      10:10 or 10:6 @ JFC?
      10:6. And the NeighLox and Quiessence are both legal.


      • #23
        21 yr Oldenburg competing Advanced CT's
        2lb cooked barley
        12lb alfalfa
        4lb beet pulp
        20lb grass/tim
        Figuerola labs joint
        turnout on 6 acres during day

        12 yr QH long format Training level
        1lb whole oats
        10lb grass/tim
        turnout 6 acres during day


        • #24
          Ugh. I currently have a barn full of hard keepers...except one.

          Most are getting 3lbs of a balancer a day, between 1-3lbs of a fat supplement (either rice bran pellets or something like Progressive Envision if they are really hard keepers). And the ones I'm trying to get weight on (low body score when I got them in December) get a few additional pounds of straight oats.

          Everyone gets a cup of Triple Crowns Omega Flax. And all the good quality timothy hay they can eat. They are turned out on a old alfalfa field that has grass mixed in and while there is a lot for them to chew on, it is dormant. A few in the barn also get a few pounds of straight alfalfa hay.

          Some of those horses are not even in work and getting all that...but they are ones who came to me very skinny and we have been putting the weight on them. When the grass comes in, even when they start in work, I do not expect them to be hard keepers. This is the toughest time of year for us to put a horse into good condition.
          ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **


          • #25
            My hard keeper TB eats/day:

            4-5 flakes high quality coastal grass hay + 2 flakes alfalfa
            6 qts Triple Crown Sr.

            He also gets a soaked mash of Alf cubes/beet pulp on days I have extra time

            My easier keeper pasture TB gets/day:

            3 flks coastal + 1 flake alfalfa
            2 qts nutrena 10%
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            • #26
              16.2 hh harder keeping TB:

              free choice iffy Bermuda that he picks at and I can't wait to be rid of
              10-12 lbs. alfalfa
              8 lbs. Seminole Wellness Perform Safe
              1 lb. whole oats
              "Why would anybody come here if they had a pony? Who leaves a country packed with ponies to come to a non-pony country? It doesn't make sense!"


              • #27
                The qts/flakes versus lbs is making me twitchy, guys!!! Don't forget that you feed by WEIGHT, not volume.

                That is all.


                • #28
                  Coming 5 OTTB that is competing BN.

                  At least 12 hours of a high quality, well maintained, plentiful pasture.

                  Divided into two feedings a total of:
                  5 lbs of KER Re*leve (low starch, high fiber, high fat)
                  1 lb of KER ration balancer
                  120 g KER RiteTrac supplement that is an antacid and hindgut buffer

                  Free choice mixed grass (orchard, timothy & clover) hay while stalled--in the winter this is about 10-15 lbs. In the summer considerably less.

                  This horse was underweight when I got him 6 months ago. We were able to put 100 lbs on him (according to vet's scale) rather quickly and the vets at KER suggested we slow the weight gain down. We are maintaining his current weight through the winter and will let the spring and summer pasture put the rest of it on him. We are now feeding him about 65% less concentrate that what we fed him when he came!


                  • #29
                    Mine does not get grain:

                    2 quarts of Blue Sea Beet Pulp pellets (then add water)
                    1 Cup Platinum Performance
                    Vitamin E and Selenium
                    Vitamin E
                    (tested regularly to be sure her levels are adequate)
                    1 Cup of cocasoya oil

                    (fed two times a day)

                    Depending on the season and her weight - nightly
                    1-2 heaping scoops of alfalfa cubes - dry
                    (vet said that if a horse does not have teeth issues or a history of choke - dry is better for their bellies - aids in digestion and helps with ulcer prone horses)

                    I do understand the value of weight vs scoops/quarts but the barn won't weigh and I figure that, as long as the measurement is consistent, the value of the feed is the same. I'm the person that measures the food.
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                    • #30
                      15.2h TB mare competing Intermediate:
                      approx 30 lbs of really good fescue hay
                      6 lbs Nutrena Pro Force Fiber
                      SmartCalm and Ulcergard pack

                      16h TB stallion competing Training:
                      Approx 30 lbs fescue hay
                      9 lbs Nutrena PFF (decreasing as he is getting a bit fat)
                      2 lbs soaked alfalfa cubes
                      Third Charm Event Team