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Re: [RC] RC: Alfalfa Pellets - Carol Suggs

AMEN!

Carol-Mariposa, CA

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bette Lamore" <woa@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bobmorris@xxxxxxxx>
Cc: "'Carol Suggs'" <limofunder@xxxxxxx>; "'Dabney Finch'"
<dabneyesq@xxxxxxxxxxx>; <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2005 11:26 AM
Subject: Re: [RC] RC: Alfalfa Pellets


That's why I only eat Hebrew National, since "they answer to a higher
boss" ;-)
Bette
Bette Lamore
Whispering Oaks Arabians
Home of Bunny and 16.2h TLA Halynov
who lives on through his legacy Hal's Riverdance!
http://www.arabiansporthorse.com

"Life is not  a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming --WOW-- what
a ride !! "


bobmorris@xxxxxxxx wrote:
As they say about sausage, It is delicious but you do not
want to see it made!

Bob



Bob Morris
Morris Endurance Enterprises
Boise, ID

-----Original Message-----
From: ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Carol
Suggs
Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2005 11:08 AM
To: Dabney Finch; ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [RC] RC: Alfalfa Pellets


Don't shoot the messanger here please.  Years ago I visited
a processing plant (which I will leave un named) for a field
trip and saw that some of waste on the floor (hay debris,
some bugs, some rodent poop ect) was being swept up and then
dumped back into the processing for pellets.  That was
pretty ichy for me.  Not trying to panic anyone out there
about this, but just be mindful about what you are feeding
and for me this made me only want to feed certain feeds that
come from manufacturing facilities such as Purina where in
they only have a few select plants around the US and they
are all screened very carefully.

Carol-Mariposa

----- Original Message -----
From: Dabney  <mailto:dabneyesq@xxxxxxxxxxx> Finch
To: Carol Suggs <mailto:limofunder@xxxxxxx>  ;
ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Monday, October 17, 2005 9:20 PM
Subject: Re: [RC] RC: Alfalfa Pellets

I, for one, would be interested in knowing why you asked if
anyone had seen how pellets are made and then finished with
that cryptic "out of sight out of mind."

Would you share the Rest of the Story?

Dabney--Murrieta, CA


----- Original Message -----
From: Carol  <mailto:limofunder@xxxxxxx> Suggs
To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Monday, October 17, 2005 8:51 PM
Subject: [RC] RC: Alfalfa Pellets

Dressage barn that I trained at in Los Gatos years ago used
these routinely as their main feed source.  Horses were all
stalled and turned out once a day to a dry individual
paddock area.  When I asked my trainer why they used the
pellets her reply was simply: easier to handle and store
than hay.

Problem is that a horse is meant to spend the majority of
their day eating.  I fear that horses that are kept on such
a restrictive diet will develop other vices because they
have too much time on their hands (or hooves!).  Plus I have
seen horses choke on cubes and pellets before and that is
very scary.

I would only use these when we go high country camping or on
a road trip, making sure that my horse was accustom to
eating them prior to our travels.  Soaking has been
mentioned, which is a great idea, especially for the cubes.
I personally would not recommend them for the only source of
food, although I do know a lot of folks that feed it.

Have you ever been to a feed plant and see how they make
some of these pellets?   But then again, out of sight out of
mind.

Carol-Mariposa, CA




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