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[RC] [RC] Generators at 3:30 a.m. - sherman

Yes, I've read that before, but I don't think that the 1 cup of oats
that I include in the mash turns it into a grain meal. The horses
probably got more grain out of the hay (oat or 3-grain) that they were
eating all night long. They also have alfalfa and grass hay and usually
eat about 2/3s of each type...they like a smorgasbord.  Their mash is
beet pulp, a cup of oats, and just enough rice bran to make it more
palatable. I know that the horses should not get a lot of fat on ride
day, but a little is okay.


An interesting presentation given by Joe Pagen of KER at the AERC
convention held in Lexington showed that grain meals showed it would be
preferable to feed grain meals at least 4 hours before the start of a
ride. This was based on the insulin curve after feeding grain.

The same advice was given by one of our speakers at the SERA convention
some years ago. So that's pretty much what I do - independent of
distance. However, feeding a horse in the middle of the night can be
done quietly. Have it already made up in a bucket and dump it in the
feed pan.



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