Horses/Fitting a Halter Horse
k fro wrote at 2009-04-21 01:52:35
I would just like to say thank you to S. Evans for that statement above.... I have seen way to many over fed and crippled horses at very young ages.
Windstormacres wrote at 2011-02-22 09:15:21
S Evans suggests using Rice Bran in young foals. I would consider that all rice meal is stabilized with added calcium and that can also cause huge legs issues. I show at halter and am competitive at larger shows, such as World level, with foals yearlings and older, and I am very sensitive to thier legs and feet, and mine are sound as adults. I would never feed Rice Bran to a horse under 2yrs old, same with Calf Manna for the same reasons. I suspect S Evans may not see these issues because they are using a Grass hay instead of Alfalfa.
S. Evans wrote at 2014-05-17 20:28:00
In my initial response- I indicated that I do not suggest using alfalfa at all for youngsters. I also recommended that anyone conditioning a youngster should be consulting with a veterinarian and/or equine nutritionist before embarking on a feeding/conditioning program for an youngster. Rice bran should always be carefully balanced in order to ensure a correct calcium/phosphorus balance.
I care!!! wrote at 2014-07-03 03:30:48
S. Evans - thank you, thank you, thank you for your article and responses. You hit it right on!!! People take note - don't do it. Its not worth the longterm effects by pushing the babies.