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Re: [RC] Mares Tying Up--Now Tie Ups - heidi

This reminds me of Orzo, my gelding's, tie ups.  What worked finally (&
completely) was taking him off all grain (substituted rice bran & beet
pulp  & carrots) except AFTER rides.

After a tough 50 or a 100 he'd get pretty much free choice grain but
only  for up to 24 hours, then none until he'd been out again.

I've been amazed at how well he kept his weight and energy on this

Indeed, many horses are that sensitive to carbs.  Although there is some
grain in Equine Senior, that is ALL the grain our riding horses get.  And
only enough of that to make their beet pulp taste good, since I have a
couple of them who will turn their nose up at the beet pulp unless there
is SOMETHING in it.  The Senior is a way of putting in flavor with less
actual grain content.  I think the ones with the more efficient hindguts
that don't NEED the grain are often also the most likely to have problems
with it--as Susan G said in one of the recent feeding threads, the problem
is that horses digest grains TOO well, most times...

Drin's mare is one that appears to me to be in pretty good shape,
body-score-wise--so this is a consideration.  (Sorry, Drin, can't remember
what-all you are feeding but it seemed like you had some form of
concentrate in her diet.  Maybe you can refresh my memory.)



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Re: [RC] Mares Tying Up, Jim & Drin Becker
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