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Re: Horse too fast!!

In a message dated 2/18/99 2:04:44 PM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

<<  beg your pardon?  It's screamingly obvious you've never been at a 15 hold,
 spending time getting the animal through the vet check, getting water into
 him, washing him down, convincing him to eat some hay (energy is irrelevant
 if the gut don't keep moving) and if you're lucky, a few bites of grain or
 whatever.  That is NOT adequate time for energy intake.  Before you dictate
 what works and what doesn't, come out and do it yourself to get some Real
 Life Experience.  Your suggestion isn't at all practical in the real
 (endurance) world. >>

That's you spending energy, not him. And that's why a paste of fast acting
carbs is better than trying to force him to eat grain. Horses under stress are
not happy eaters, in general. 



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