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  1. Baffled Basilisk

    Best Show Feed Plan!

    Hi guys! I'm getting my first registered mini and want to know your feed plans for your show minis! What kind of supplements do you use for joint care, coat shine, and other things? How often do you turn out your minis to pasture during the day and what's the best hay to feed? What's your...
  2. rgsiiiya

    How much hay should be reduced for each hour of turnout time?

    I like to turn the minis out a lot this time of year now that the hay has browned and the sugar content is low. but how much baled hay should I reduce for each hour they are turned out. Note that they are turned out into the same area where we harvest the hay from, so it is effectively the...
  3. Pony.Mom

    What do your ponies get for feed each day?

    Just wondering what everyone feeds their ponies. I feed my two mini mares Purina Elevate 2x a day plus Valley Flaxseed. They get 1 cup of Elevate and 1/3 cup of Flaxseed a day. But also thinking of adding this to their feed as well has anyone else used it and how much do you give?
  4. Pony.Mom

    What do you feed your ponies for feed?

    Wondering what everyone feeds their minis. From foal to senior? I just picked up a bag of Valley Flax and CFS Elevate for my 2 seniors. Plus they get free choice hay. Just wondering what everyone else feeds. Pictures of my 2 seniors just in hay alone for almost 3 years. 
  5. Pony.Mom

    Newbie to the forum.

    Hi im new to the group i am from Nova Scotia canada. Also looking to connect with other mini owners and their experiences. I have 2 miniature mares ages 17yrs old. I have had them both for 3 years now. And I just recently started giving them 1/2 cup of Black Oil Sunflower Seed aka BOSS each once...
  6. KLJcowgirl

    Wintering the mini: Free choice hay?

    Hello again, I'm here with yet another maybe silly question. I usually feed my Miss May 1 flake of hay 2x a day (about 2 1/2 lbs of grass hay with a TINY bit of alf-alfa mixed in), but since Christmas, it has been quite cold. We haven't had many days above freezing, the week before last being...
  7. JulieMe

    Weanling Rescue Advice

    Hello! I am new here and need a quick crash course in miniature weanling care 101. Today I rescued a approx 5 month old weanling colt from a nearby kill lot that got in over 20 minis headed for slaughter. I have experience with big horses, but not one this tiny or this young. I feed my 7...
  8. Cupcake

    Ration balancer to reduce belly?

    I've been trying to figure out if and what to add to my mini's diet. She started a year ago (at age 10 months) underweight and with a potbelly, put her on fresh grass, Total Equine feed (a forage based feed, alfalfa as the first ingredient), and grass hay. She gained weight, but also gained a...
  9. hsrascal

    How long to see results?

    I did some feed changes in Jan. for my yearling mini. He went from a pad of alfalfa to free choice alfalfa (not much change really, he normally had some hay left all day) And January 13th I switched him from 12% to 16% Omelene 300. He also got power wormed with Safeguard on the January 15th...
  10. hsrascal

    Help me fit my mini! - How's my feed, exercise etc.?

    Looking to get feedback on getting my 9 month old mini up to par. I've had him about two months and it's been a roller coaster getting him on a consistent program, due to moving barns etc. His current condition - some belly (not sure if it's worms or hay belly, or both), you can feel his...
  11. Field-of-Dreams

    What DO you feed?

    Ok, after reading so many posts for a while, what DO you actually feed? Brand: Price: Amount you feed: Type hay: How much you feed: Price: Just curious, what to get an idea of what most of you feed.
  12. MeganH

    Feeding and preparing yearling for showing

    I have been reading posts on all the different feeds and such everyone uses for their horses. I am wanting to get my yearling in shape to go to some local shows. As a weanling he always had a belly, but after the grass came back in this year and we had him gelded his belly is not quite as...