Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Short and Sweet

Trainer ride went well today. I was only able to watch the first 15 min of flat work cause I had a meeting but got a good report... he jumped well and NO STOPPING. WOOT!

After work and on our way to church we went and grained Henry. Now that he is in this full time work he is leaning out and so I am upping his supplements (again- to about 7 quarts). I have decided to buy extra hay and give him an extra flake a day (bringing him up to 5 flakes a day) plus still give him grain(probably like 3 quarts). I don't want to be giving him half a bag of grain a day 1. b/c that can't be good for him and 2. I can't afford it. Oh and to make it clear- by grain I don't mean sweet stuff- he gets 1/2 Equine Sr and 1/2 Strategy. I will be doing some research to see if there is a grain (feed) that my feed store carries that might work better for us (him)... but until then we will stick to whats working and up the hay.

Lessons tomorrow, trainer ride Friday, lessons Saturday and off Sunday.


  1. I like the new header pix! As for feed, I've found that a high fat, low starch feed works really well for Charlie. He typically gets 3 qts (1 scoop), Seminole0 Wellness Show n' Sport (high fat, low starch textured feed), 3 qts (1 scoop 10% protein pellets, and half a sccop beet pulp soaked in water AM and PM. Also, a huge believer in hay - good quality hay does wonderful things but Charlie's not a huge hay fan so he gets a lot of grain (and he says every bit of it!). Good luck - I think to find the right feed combo, you need a little bit of pixie dust and voodoo. :)

    1. Thanks for the recommendations. :) My feed store doesn't carry that feed but I will defiantly look into something high fat :)

    2. Yup, that's the problem with feed - it's so regional! Very frustrating especially when you move! Good luck!


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