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Re: nutrition for 2 yr old
I had gone to my vet with this question when I
bought a weanling filly...who is now two and a half. Basics include good
quality hay (not alfalfa) and fresh water. I supplemented with a good foal
pellet for the first year or so pretty consistently...but have gotten somewhat
lazy lately. I feel with a mix of good grass hay, oat hay, pasture grass and
weeds and limited alfalfa; we are covering all the bases. With mine
currently at 15.1, I feel most of her active growing is done...she is half ARab,
Exercise is important! I started mine out on
very short outings 20 minutes or so, and the first year worked up to no more
than an hour, but adding some small hills and rough terrain. My vet
encouraged me to do this every day, (which is impossible), but I try to get her
out at least 3-4 times a week. Rest of time she has about a 6 acre flat
pasture with the other horses.
While I am going to keep getting her out, and she
has been on two hour low-key rides, and I think that is pleanty!
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 14, 2001 7:34
Subject: RC: nutrition for 2 yr old
I will be reading inputs. I, too, have new
16 month old filly, and 2yr 4 mo. gelding. Very interested in feeding
and exercising correctly for best potential as endurance
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