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Joey Hunter
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:04 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi, My first post and new to Shires so any advice welcomed!

I currently have large hairy cobs but this is my first Shire who is X TB, but heavy and has definately taken on the Shire characteristics. I try to keep my horses as naturally as i can, out 24/7, barefoot, mainly high fibre diet and training methods.

My query / worry is my new chap. He is currently standing nearly 15hh at 9 months old, and has been fed 2 large scoops of mix plus sugar beet daily and ad lib hay. He is very bum high at the moment. My feeling is this could be too much mix and therefore could cause longterm problems. I have read about limestone flour and thought i would add that to his diet. Any ideas as to what would be right for him please?
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prettyperfectpaulie
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:58 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi joey, welcome to the forum Very Happy I have 2 youngsters and they do very well on 4 scoops alfa a oil (about to swop to alfa a for summer) and adlib haylage. I use limestone flour.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:31 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Don't worry about bum high they grow into them ( several times)
Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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Joey Hunter
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:58 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thank you, i think i am going to cut down on the mix and just stick to high fibre diet Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:13 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thats what my boy is on a very simple diet and he's doing very well on it,I add oil and Limestone and an all round supplement for vits and minerals...oh and welcome to the forum Very Happy

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