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Re: [RC] [RC] RC: Alfalfa Pellets - Juli Jakub

Just a fun fact...Guiness in the old days use to have open vats...rats would fall in and be processed with the beer. When health codes came into play the vats were covered. People complained that the beer was tasting different and they didn't like it. So Guiness started adding animal fat to the recipe and people stopped complaining about the taste and loved it again! I love Guiness, but I can't drink it anymore...knowing it has animal product and the fact that one pint is 550 calories!! Kinda gross but neat though!

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<P>Juli Jakub</P>
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From: <i>Bette Lamore &lt;woa@xxxxxxxxxxxx&gt;</i><br>To: <i>Dabney Finch &lt;dabneyesq@xxxxxxxxxxx&gt;</i><br>CC: <i>Carol Suggs &lt;limofunder@xxxxxxx&gt;, ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx</i><br>Subject: <i>Re: [RC] RC: Alfalfa Pellets</i><br>Date: <i>Mon, 17 Oct 2005 21:56:20 -0700</i><br>&gt;I know they had a problem with a big stable down San Diego way-- <br>&gt;forget the name-- whose horses all colicked and many didn't make it <br>&gt;due to ground up rats, I believe, in the hay cubes. I'm pretty sure <br>&gt;the brand was Shaffter although I am sure they have since made <br>&gt;arrangements to never have that happen again-- lots of law suits as <br>&gt;they were high end show horses. Perhaps that is the reason I don't <br>&gt;drink much wine as I have heard about &quot;droppings&quot; that get into that <br>&gt;along with mold.... That's why margaritas are best!!! Plus vitamin C <br>&gt;from the limes ;-)<br>&gt;Bette<br>&gt;Bette Lamore<br>&gt;Whispering Oaks Arabians<br>&gt;Home of Bunny and 16.2h TLA Halynov<br>&gt;who lives on through his legacy Hal's Riverdance!<br>&gt;http://www.arabiansporthorse.com<br>&gt;<br>&gt;&quot;Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving <br>&gt;safely<br>&gt;in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in <br>&gt;broadside,<br>&gt;thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming --WOW-- <br>&gt;what<br>&gt;a ride !! &quot;<br>&gt;<br>&gt;<br>&gt;Dabney Finch wrote:<br>&gt;&gt;I, for one, would be interested in knowing why you asked if anyone <br>&gt;&gt;had seen how pellets are made and then finished with that cryptic <br>&gt;&gt;&quot;out of sight out of mind.&quot;<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt;Would you share the Rest of the Story?<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt;Dabney--Murrieta, CA<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt; ----- Original Message ----- From: Carol Suggs To: <br>&gt;&gt;ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Monday, October 17, 2005 8:51 PM<br>&gt;&gt; Subject: [RC] RC: Alfalfa Pellets<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt; Dressage barn that I trained at in Los Gatos years ago used <br>&gt;&gt;these routinely as their main feed source. Horses were all stalled <br>&gt;&gt;and turned out once a day to a dry individual paddock area. When I <br>&gt;&gt;asked my trainer why they used the pellets her reply was simply: <br>&gt;&gt;easier to handle and store than hay.<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt; Problem is that a horse is meant to spend the majority of their <br>&gt;&gt;day eating. I fear that horses that are kept on such a restrictive <br>&gt;&gt;diet will develop other vices because they have too much time on <br>&gt;&gt;their hands (or hooves!). Plus I have seen horses choke on cubes <br>&gt;&gt;and pellets before and that is very scary.<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt; I would only use these when we go high country camping or on a <br>&gt;&gt;road trip, making sure that my horse was accustom to eating them <br>&gt;&gt;prior to our travels. Soaking has been mentioned, which is a great <br>&gt;&gt;idea, especially for the cubes. I personally would not recommend <br>&gt;&gt;them for the only source of food, although I do know a lot of folks <br>&gt;&gt;that feed it.<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt; Have you ever been to a feed plant and see how they make some of <br>&gt;&gt;these pellets? But then again, out of sight out of mind.<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;&gt; Carol-Mariposa, CA<br>&gt;&gt;<br>&gt;<br>&gt;=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=<br>&gt;<br>&gt;Ridecamp is a service of Endurance Net, http://www.endurance.net.<br>&gt;Information, Policy, Disclaimer: http://www.endurance.net/Ridecamp<br>&gt;Subscribe/Unsubscribe http://www.endurance.net/ridecamp/logon.asp<br>&gt;<br>&gt;Ride Long and Ride Safe!!<br>&gt;<br>&gt;=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=<br>&gt;<br></font></BLOCKQUOTE>




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