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Date Posted: 08:29:38 05/21/11 Sat
Author: Denise
Subject: Grain for Friesians
In reply to: Ali 's message, "Suggestions On Grain For My Friesian" on 22:21:31 05/20/11 Fri

>I just bought a 6 year old friesian gelding. He was on
>a sweet feed when I bought him. I need to change him
>over to a good low starch, low sugar grain. I really
>would like a pellet with no sugar, molasses and
>alfalfa. Textured feeds also have sugar. I hear Purina
>Stategy is good but it has molasses in it. I would
>love to hear what some of you feed your friesians???
>Any suggestions would be helpful! Thanks!!!
I have an 8 year old Friesian gelding who I have had since he was 3. I keep him on Triple Crown Light and I also give Omega horseshine mixed in his feed. He gets about a cup and a half in the am and the same in the pm plus a half of a cup of the Omega horseshine mixed with each feeding plus alot of good grass hay and he is beautiful and in good weight. Horses do not need alot of grain they need good quality hay though and Friesians love their hay. I would stay away from rich hay such as alfalfa and second cuttting hay. Too rich for them. Hope this helps. Denise

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