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Posted 1/5/2015 10:50:53 AM


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Medallion is nice and plumb (even fat) in the summer/spring/fall when he can be on pasture, but as soon as winter rolls around you can start seeing his ribs. What feeds/supplements/other stuff work well? Last year we used something that worked really well (forget what it's called) but the farm store discontinued it so I'm looking for something new to try. Someone just told me moldy bread, but I feel awful giving it to him a lot lol. I might try a senior feed. Right now he gets 4 flakes a day, half a scoop of oats, and pasture if the weather allows (not a lot).



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Posted 1/5/2015 11:49:54 AM
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I'd up his hay to 6 flakes a day and see if that helps. I'd also personally switch to a pelleted feed instead of straight oats to make sure he gets all the nutrients he needs. If that's not enough, try adding rice bran.

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I give my horse cool calories and that works pretty well. Also, make sure to weigh his hay so that you can be sure he's getting the correct amount. The weight of a flake can vary.

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Thanks guys!



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Corn oil and oats works like a charm. I'd add a scoop of oats with a generous drizzle of corn oil each day.

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