Ok I had to pop back in after it was suggested to me today to have a read of this thread. (Thanks Gaia For months Winnie has been very sore in his hind end muscles, stifle lock has become visibly worse, he now can not trot that beautiful trot he used to have. He has moderate to severe soreness through his whole under belly. Backing up was an issue to a point where he would just stand in the float eating and avoided backing out. So, in saying that, I gather I need to get him off oaten chaff. Do I change to wheaten or sweet chaff. Can I feed lucerne. He has been on vitamin E for 3 months, gets muscle mix (whey powder, brewers yeast, full fat soya and magnesium) Chamomile, crushed linsed 1/2 cup, garlic, Equimin, ACV and I have just started him on canola oil to help soften his manures. He hasn't been on Pellets for a few monhs, BUT he did have a oaten hay roll, so I am now feeding meadow (from my paddocks). Like Gaia, I have had xrays, ultrasounds, acupuncture, massages, chiro, vet visits x 7 in 8 mths (can you see he $$$$ flying out of my purse PMSL) I am going to try this diet but I won't feed copra, or speedibeet..don't know enough about them.