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Re: horse licking gravel/dirt
Hi Heidi: It may be limestone. steven
----- Original Message -----
From: "heidi sowards" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2000 10:20 AM
Subject: RC: horse licking gravel/dirt
> Ok, rode last night. Not hard (his buddy wasn't there
> competing with him.) Rode about 7 miles total, first 5 is
> almost all uphill. Cantered easy for most of it. Let him
> catch his breath, eat grass and drink water whenever he
> wanted to. The last 2 miles is all downhill, pretty steep.
> These are gravel Weyerhauser roads behind my house. A
> section is freshly graveled and Weyerhauser has their own
> gravel pits where they crush the rock to put on the road to
> keep the logging trucks from sinking. I got off and walked
> him the last 2 miles downhill. When he got to the freshly
> gravelled section he was like a pony in a grassy field.
> Kept wanting to bend down and lick the gravel. What could
> he be missing mineral-wise? Anyone know?
> (He gets VitE/Sel. daily, MSM, Horse Guard Vitamins, Beet
> pulp, small amt. of rice bran, 8-10 oz. of cracked corn,
> same amt. of rolled oats, grass/alfalfa mix and oat hay. No
> pasture to speak of.) He has only done this once before.
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