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hello sir. i have a plan of buying a 7 year old retired thoroughbred racehorse from our local racetrack and keep it at my house. i am buying it for hack riding. can you suggest me what all i can feed him? as per my knowledge, at the racetrack he was fed oats, wheat bran, lucerne, carrots and supplements.

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HI WOULD KEEP FEEDING WHAT THE OTHER GUY WAS FEEDING HIM TILL YOU CAN CHANGE HIM OVER TO A MORE OFF THE TRACK TYPE OF FEED.  OATS WILL KEEP HIM ON HIS TOES WHERE AS A LOWER QUALITY FEED WILL MELLOW HIM OUT FOR YOU TO RIDE. THEY MUST MAKE A FEED WITH EVERYTHING ALREADY IN IT AT ABOUT 15 % PROTEIN.  THANKS ED HESS

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Ed Hess

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Have trained thoroughbreds for 30 odd years. Have been a licensed trainer for that long of time. I continue to train my race horses and thoroughly enjoy every day.

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Experience: Licensed trainer for over 30 yrs. Have had lots of winners in all different types of races - from bottom claimers to top quality stakes winners. My best money winner was Aristocratic Cross (multiple stakes winner). My best claiming horse was Navajo Family, winner of 12 races in one year. I still enjoy racing a modest stable of horses each year.

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