Re: [RC] Fat/Dietary Questions Part1 - Maggie Mieske
<Fats won't help
provide useful energy during the ride itself. >
Here you are talking about if fat were fed during or immediately prior to a
ride, right? Is it not true that over the long term, a horse's body will
learn to utilize fat as energy during exercise? I think I read this on the
KER site in one of their articles...I'd have to go back and look them over.
I have always felt Malik does better and finishes better when he's been on a
consistent diet of fat. Depending on how hard we are working and competing,
I have fed him up to 3-4 cups of oil a day (never less than 1 cup a day for
maintenance), usually with lots of dry beet pulp and a little grain cuz it
helps soak up the oil but then I eliminate oil about 3-4 days before the
ride and start feeding him lots of hay and soaked beet pulp.
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- Re: [RC] Fat/Dietary Questions Part1, Susan Garlinghouse