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Date Posted: 02:44:51 07/21/06 Fri
Author: Jenny
Subject: Weight of yearling
In reply to: Randy 's message, "Weight of yearling" on 19:00:57 07/20/06 Thu

Hi Randy;
If your e-mail lists 4.5-5 pounds of grain for a yearling, that's quite a bit. I'd try dropping that.
The rule of thumb, especially for youngsters should be less grain and more hay and grazing as it's better for them. Beware of having a young horse on too much grain as it can cause epiphisitis(sp?) and other joint issues.
I try to keep our youngsters on 1-2 lbs. of grain morning and night, plus they get Dengie Hi-Fi with their grain; their daily wormer and vitamins once a day, and they get up to a bale of hay daily (based on size, growth rate, etc.). Plus pasture.

Good luck.
Jenny



>We recently slighgtly changed the diet for my
>yearling. Mainly because she came home from boarding
>at a stable that had absolutly no green grass for the
>horses unless you took them for a walk to some. So I
>used to do that. slowly letting her graze in
>increacing increments over 2 months untill we would
>stay out grazing for 2 hours, on a lead line! That way
>when we brought her home she could handle the green
>pasture we have here a little better. So a month has
>passed. shes out at the most for 7 hours a day
>depending on the heat. She likes it in her stall so
>she'll go in and out. I don't think she's actually
>grazing more than 4 hours a day. Any way she s looking
>like she's gaining to fast and I want to slow it down.
> Do I
>A) reduce the grain? That hasn't changed much. She
>went from 4 1/2# s to 5# a day. And when I weighed her
>tonight with the tape it said she weighs 720#'s
>B) Reduce her hay? she's eating 3 flakes a day. That's
>what I think. or
>C) Reduce her grazing time. I hate to do that, she
>belongs out doors. She has a blast running in and out
>of her stall! Her stools are nice and she looks very
>healthy, shes just looking a little round. She runs
>every day at will.
>Thanks
>Randy

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