Foggy Forest Stables
02:07:38 Lexi/Froggy :)
Boarding is touchy for me, I’ve had quite a few horses not returned, or bred.
Panda
02:06:47 Rave Panda
sorry for the double poat
Star Show Warmbloods
02:06:31 Star
I only do what other people want me to do! I don't breed, rate, sell, etc.
Moonrose Mountains
02:05:59 Diva
Line*
Moonrose Mountains
02:05:52 Diva
Let's remember that each can play their game the way they see it fit, while we discuss stuff let's not push our opinion upon though, there's a fine like
Panda
02:05:43 Rave Panda
even though it says excact combination?
Chopamatic
02:05:07 Kait
Panda,you can breed with him. The W is a higher rating than the E
TenaciTea
02:04:53 Tea
I mean unless they genuinely don't have enough space, but there are better ways to free up space
All Breeds
02:04:42 Fawn
Yes she can Panda. It's exact combo or higher
Weeping Willow Ranch
02:04:41 Stalker of Chat
Panda
EEE is just his minimum requirement lol
Moonrose Mountains
02:04:17 Diva
There's no hate, everyone is entitled to an opinion. Unfortunately boarding topic is quite touchy since many have been burnt by it, so it's understandable
Eurynome
02:04:11 Legion
You can still breed her to him. The rating is a minimum
TenaciTea
02:04:04 Tea
Some people "forget" to return horses or rate horses or breed them without the owner's permission... and there's really no reason for anyone to board their horses
Chopamatic
02:03:52 Kait
Star, no one is hating on you for it, we all had questions about if it was even allowed. Its just sketchy to most of us due to past experiences.
Blitz Farms
02:03:51 Blitz x TB
Star, why are you calling this hate? It's not directing you yourself, but just discussing the precautions of boarding.
Eurynome
02:03:46 Legion
I'd honestly prefer to see boarding against the rules. Inevitably, someone rolls in complaining that their horse got stolen/FR'd/bred/whatever
Panda
02:03:31 Rave Panda
its a sad day i just learned i cant bred my EWE mare next RO to a perfect WWW stallion because he can only be bred with EEEs
Star Show Warmbloods
02:03:24 Star
happy~
Yes
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Star Show Warmbloods
02:02:23 Star
I don't see why I am getting so much hate for this. I just thought it would be a cool idea.
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Supplements October 11, 2020 08:24 PM

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I have a 20 yr old Arabian gelding. Our winters are super harsh where I live and I am moving to a place with an even colder one. My gelding is in good shape. I ride him everyday, he is an awesome condition with a bit of a hay belly. He is super sassy and not at all and old man. I am a bit worried about winter though. I can't ride as much obviously and I don't want him to loose weight. I've looked into getting him a weight gain supplement. I've used Cool Calories before on another horse and that worked well. I fear that Cool Calories will just build on his hay belly and not add any fat to his top line. I've also looked into like a muscle builder. I thought maybe that would help. I don't really know where to start looking. If anyone has any thing they know works or has good things about, please share!
Supplements October 11, 2020 08:27 PM

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So, a bag of cool calories costs 20-70 dollars, depending on the size, and you can go through a large bag quite easily in a month. I would rather just add beet pulp to your horse's feed, or alfalfa cubes, for the same price and with more calories. I had my horse on cool calories for awhile, then figured I could spend the same money and just feed him more, and it worked out better. I don't really like weight-gain supplements for this reason.
Supplements October 11, 2020 08:41 PM

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Equine Omega Complete and Forco are great options for this. We use both of them for this exact same reason. EOC is on the more expensive side and Forco is a bit cheaper.

I would look into both:D
Supplements October 12, 2020 06:36 AM

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FirstLightFarms said:
So, a bag of cool calories costs 20-70 dollars, depending on the size, and you can go through a large bag quite easily in a month. I would rather just add beet pulp to your horse's feed, or alfalfa cubes, for the same price and with more calories. I had my horse on cool calories for awhile, then figured I could spend the same money and just feed him more, and it worked out better. I don't really like weight-gain supplements for this reason.


He already gets a lot of grain and hay pellets due to his age and workload, I'd prefer to not add more food as it already takes a really long time for him to eat.

Edited at October 12, 2020 06:37 AM by HMH Reality Check
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Montova Acres said:
Equine Omega Complete and Forco are great options for this. We use both of them for this exact same reason. EOC is on the more expensive side and Forco is a bit cheaper.

I would look into both:D


Thank you, I will definitely look into these.
Supplements October 12, 2020 11:29 AM

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I've had good luck with Ultimate Finish, which comes in a couple "levels" of fat I believe. You only have to add 1 or 2 cups a day, so it won't add more bulk but can add a lot of palatable calories. It shouldn't contribute to the hay belly, as that is typically the result of too many carbs and not enough protein. I've heard good things about TriAmino, if you're looking to make sure he gets the right building blocks for muscle.
Supplements October 12, 2020 11:58 AM

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EmeraldHillsFarm said:
I've had good luck with Ultimate Finish, which comes in a couple "levels" of fat I believe. You only have to add 1 or 2 cups a day, so it won't add more bulk but can add a lot of palatable calories. It shouldn't contribute to the hay belly, as that is typically the result of too many carbs and not enough protein. I've heard good things about TriAmino, if you're looking to make sure he gets the right building blocks for muscle.


Awesome, thank you!
Supplements October 13, 2020 09:19 PM

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I would definitely avoid beet pulp if you want to avoid a hay belly. I show some dairy cattle, and one thing that dairy people do with heifers is feed them a lot of beet pulp leading up to show day. They do this heifers that are too shallow and narrow in the belly and it puffs them up without putting extra fat on them since dairy cattle need to be sharp. Beet pulp helps them retain water, but doesnt have a ton of calories, so it would do the opposite of what you want. I would just go with alfalfa. Also, soaking his pellets may help him to eat easier. I've never owned an arabian so I really dont know what would work best for a horse with that kind of metabolism, but I know what the purpose of beet pulp is and that most of my animals hate it.

Edited at October 13, 2020 09:20 PM by Shingashina
Supplements October 17, 2020 06:34 PM

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My arab mare is 22 and I had the same problem with her, I ended up putting her on this as a top dress https://www.buckeyenutrition.com/media/176244/50-gro-n-win_right-gusset.png It helped her alot and made her shiny and have a nice topline! I gave her about 3/4 a cup of it every feeding.

Edited at October 17, 2020 06:34 PM by Rosewater Eventing
Supplements October 17, 2020 07:40 PM

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Alright so I had a 20 year old QH who was barrel horse and was in pretty tip top condition, I had him on 2 scoops of triple crown complete and then 2 scoops of LMF senior as well as beet pulp. He also got a scoop of MSM (joints) Cool Calories or I have used Horse Guard Weight Builder and it worked really well for both him and my younger horse as well as Ulcer Guard, and Biotin. Now Chief was also in Oregon, wore blankets anytime it dropped below 50 degrees and stalled at night but was ridden 6x a week and for anywhere between 30 mins to 2 hrs (depending on many things) anyway I wanted to give you an idea.

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