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[RC] [RC] Nutrition - Sherman

My horses get all the hay (oat & alfalfa) they want, they always have leftovers, however, during ride season they just can't get enough calories out of the amount of hay they're willing to eat, so on a daily basis they get about 6 cups of beet pulp (heavily dampened), a couple cups of oats, and for the two that need it, selenium & vitamin E. I don't know if they need it since they eat so much hay, but I also give them a daily multiple vitamin supplement because I've been told the ground that the hay is grown on is likely deficient due to years of harvesting crops from it. Anyone have an educated/knowledgeable opinion about that?
 
Kathy
 
 
 
So, I'm going to venture out and ask for a new topic....
Nutrition

What exactly are people feeding their distance horses? What
supplements?

I realize MSM is not acceptable, but I do prefer to feed my
distance horses a joint supplement for preventive
maintenance. If MSM were an ingrediant, how much is
acceptable in the bloodstream, or is it just safer to take
the supplement away for a week prior to the ride. 

Does anyone use antioxidants in their feed? What seems to be
the preferred source? Vitamin E? Grape Seed Extract? Or
both?

Doimas and Sebastian are both wired for sound, so I feed
them a B-complex with Magnesium. Will this get me in
trouble, if either are tested?

Just a few questions, but hopefully, enough to get ya'll
started and feed (couldn't help it) me information.  I LOVE
information!

Cindy Edwards
Buckeye, AZ