2 quarts Blue Seal Carb Guard:
Bobby was getting fed a lot of sweet feed at our barn in PA. It was a mix specifically made for the barn that everyone got. Obviously sweet feed is not the best for a horse with sketchy feet, but although we were allowed to bring in our own grain, you didn't get anything off your board price for doing so. At the time that wasn't financially feasible for me.
Our new barn offers a choice between Blue Seal's Carb Guard or their Senior feed. Bobby started off at three quarts because he was a little ribby from the first barn we were at up here, but he was quickly backed down to only two quarts. His weight and his feet look great now.
SmartPak containing MSM pellets and Cocosoya:
I originally purchased the Cocosoya to try to fill Bobby out a little bit. As you all know, he naturally looks ribby because of the massive rib cage his papa passes on to all his offspring. He also sweats an insane amount, and that makes him look a little meh. Between grass coming in, his brain supplement (see below) causing him to be (in general) way less stressed about things, and the added fat from the cocosoya, I'm pretty much in love with his weight at the moment. The cocosoya has also made his coat super soft, shiny, and healthy looking.
The MSM is a recent replacement for the SmartTendon he was on for almost a year. I want to feel like I'm doing something for lubrication, and it's cheap, so there.
30 grams Mag Ox:
Yes, he gets a lot of Magnesium. Yes, I feel like he needs it all. Yes, you can find Science to back the dosage if you use the internet. Yes, I'm sure at least one of you will tell me it's too much. Yes... wait, no, I don't care.
Usually when people buy this in bulk from their feed stores, it's floofy white powder that flies everywhere. Fortunately for me, Hubby works with chemicals all the live long day and was able to find me the exact same thing in pelleted form. Way less mess, though Bobby still won't eat it unless it's top dressed with...
Horse loves applesauce, what can I say?
What about you guys? What are your horses eating?
|freshly clipped bobby on the last day of april.|
sound, shiny, and filled out.