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Re: Horse too fast!!

In a message dated 2/17/99 7:35:02 PM Pacific Standard Time,

<< Dear Susan & Tom:
         We are beginners at feeding for endurance.  Where do we go for a
 synopsis of the current feeding theories and the research on which they are
 based?  Our historical plan has been free choice alfalfa/grass hay or
 pasture with whole corn added according to work level and body condition.
 What are your recommendations for adjustments?  I am sympathetic to the idea
 of feeding energy dense fat, I've been told that sled dogs have a 40% fat
 diet, but I am also attracted by the idea of the quick readily usable energy
 from starches.
  Quentin >>

40% fat means 60% energy from other sources. And dogs are almost all fast
twitch high oxidative muscle cells--they'll burn fat. 

In truth, you'll play hell tring to make sense of all the
carbohydrate/fat/exercise studies. But, for a start, go to pubmed and search
for carbohydrate + fat + exercise.


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