Ultium competition not working....

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  1. rhinebeck

    rhinebeck Senior Member

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    To ask the big question

    How much hay is he getting per day?

    If the amount equals what he cleans up and can stand around without any I’d re evaluate that aspect first

    Then I would look into a different feed grain wise

    I am a huge fan of triple crown senior in the case where forage isn’t able to be offered At a basis where he can munch all day

    So hay first (should be the main part of a horses diet) then add hard feeds as needed.
     
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  2. BipolarHonor

    BipolarHonor Senior Member

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    Forgot to add the hay part. He gets unlimited hay in his stall. It's just a basic grass hay but I can get him alfalfa or alfalfa mix.
     
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    VermilionStrife Senior Member

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    How does your pasture look? If it looks anything like mine (which is dry and dead, so probably of very little nutritional value), he might benefit from having hay provided while on pasture also. My hard keeper has a round bale (hay/alfalfa mix) parked in his pasture so he can eat that if he wants. He still nibbles the dead grass, but he holds his weight really well with the added forage.
     
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    BipolarHonor Senior Member

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    The grass looks good. We have been getting a lot of rain and the pasture he is out on now they just started using last week it was untouched til then so not chewed down or anything.
     
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  5. Dehda01

    Dehda01 Full Member

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    6lbs of ultium competion is bare minimum for a 1000lb horse in moderate work. (Not needing to gain weight)

    I also prefer TC feeds, but am not thrilled with their recent company sale.

    If you want him to gain, you need to add calories. How big is he? How much do you need him to gain? I would increase the grain by a lb a feeding(3lbs is about a 3 qt scoop) or add a lunch- which would be better for his stomach. And reevaluate in 2-3 weeks.
     
  6. rhinebeck

    rhinebeck Senior Member

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    This is largely false

    I’ve had grains that 2 quarts equal a pound and ones where 10oz is a pound

    Each grain is a different weight
     
  7. Dehda01

    Dehda01 Full Member

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    This is true, but my ultium competion weighs about 1lb a quart;) I feed it and weighed it out for my guys. 3qt scoop- 2.7-3.2lbs on average.
     
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