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Old 30-10-2008, 11:12 PM   #1
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I have a 20 year old mare pony she is 13hh.
i just want to know what would be good for her and not.
I am so cant remember lol its the pink hair getting to me.
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Hi, I recently put my old mare (22 yrs old) onto nutrice allrounder and studmaster, the change in her has been amazing, I damp her feed down as this is the only way she will eat her food and have teeth checked on a 6 monthly basis just to make sure her teeth are in good shape.
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Old 31-10-2008, 07:08 AM   #3
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My 22 old boy gets Gumnuts, chaff,Lurcerne chaff and as much hay as he needs, since changing to gumnuts his condition has picked up heaps he looks a million bucks
swear by the stuff for the oldies
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GUMNUTS and flaked Barley and wheaten chaff, with hay
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I agree, chaff, hay, maybe lucerne and either studmaster or gumnuts both are formulated for older horses though it can depend on the individ- my friends 2 oldies didnt pick up on gumnuts but did on studmaster and also if you need weightgain at all (say if she drops over winter or what not) my friend swears by wheetbix!!
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My 22 yr old TB gets Wheaten Chaff, Ricebran, Equilibrium, Vitamin E-Se, Garlic, Sunflower Seeds, Biotin, Carrots, Pears and a slurry of Rosehip Tea all mixed up with molasses that has garlic soaking in it. He also gets oaten hay and 24 hr green grass atm.

He is as fat as butter and very shiny and I often get comments that he looks like a 3 yr old QH!!! not 22 yr old TB
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My 24 year old gets nothing. He is so fat I have to lock him up regularly to keep weight off him! He has celulite.
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GUMNUTS and flaked Barley and wheaten chaff, with hay
Soon to be also on Chasteberries...if I can find out how much to feed
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Our 20 year old gets normal feed, chaff, pellets ect. He is in show condition. The only extra thing we feed is stuff for his joints, buts its a preventative as he is not symptomatic. We also try to make sure that he gets a good deal of warm up time, with lots of stretching etc before any collection.

I would suppose it would depend on the horses general health. I dont anticipate feeding our boy gumnuts etc for at least another 5 years or so, he is in just too good a condition to be needing it on the feed he is on. Why change anything if its working?
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Old 31-10-2008, 09:52 AM   #10
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thankyou all i think i have enough to know now what to feed my baby girl thankyou all so much.
But what would i give my mare she is 20 she dosent want hot feeds but she will be ridden regulary and going out heaps. she has heeps of grass all the time and at the moment she gets 3k of hay morning and night.
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