hi dr. dan i am currently feeding crimped oats and beet pulp of equal
weight along with 1/2 pound rice bran balanced in cal/phos with 1/2
cup of ground flaxseed and a vit/min supplement along with unlimited
hay and some pasture i also soak some tim. cubes 1-2 pounds as well .
is this a good feeding program? thanks chrissy
As far as the oats and the pasture etc. you are on the right track. Please check out info/articles/audios etc.
at WhatToFeedYourHorse.com for my feeding program which consists of oats and then 3 main supplements/compnonents that should be adhered to 100% just as thousands of others do everyday.
I am not a fan of beet pulp as it is my opinion (and others) that it sucks nutrition from the gut and what you are seeking from it and the flax (not a fan of flax either) … what you are seeking from those ingredients and the other you mentioned- you can get (and more) from my "Just Add Oats" supplement and Weight Check Oil (gmo-free omegas/good fats).
You didn't mention if you are providing rocks/blocks, but there again you will see my stand on those as well as just how great our (nature's) RED CAL is and why it is absolutely needed. Don't miss this!
I am going to share a couple of more links below to other conversations and question/answer postings on the blog you visited so you can just see that I've been consistent with me message. In fact here is a very recent post:
I appreciate you asking and considering our supplements.
I have two Trakehner mares both in foal and not due until next April.
Do you have a complete vitamin/ mineral supplement? They are easy
I also have a pony mare that I would like to switch over. Do you have any people that are WARMBLOOD breeders?
I really am excited about getting my horses on a QUALITY feed program. I heard about your products from a friend and I must I NEVER seen horses that looked better!!!
I appreciate your friend sharing our program with you and look
forward to having your horse on board and feeding for success!
( if not already Chris, please review: FeedForSuccess.com)
Providing the components of the program will meet their every need no
matter the circumstance, challenge, type of horse etc. The only adjustment
would be the "Hi-Mag" version of the RED CAL component for the easy-keepers.
(free-choice fed natural, ancient and pristine salt/minerals/electrolytes and more)
and while it is better for the easy-keppers, it is fine for all others as well– no need
to worry about providing both kinds as it is best to allow to have free-choice.
Red Cal along with the Weight Check Oil (gmo-free source of omegas… the "good fats")
and then the vitamins/minerals/probiotics and more of the "Just Add Oats" supplement
and some oats complete the program 100% and can benefit your as it has so many.
Hope this all helps to answer, if you have any questions- I'm here to help.
Thanks again for asking and for your support.
Thank you very much for the fast reply and info. I have read everything and have a question. Can you tell me if the "Just Add Oats" are chelated vitamin/minerals? It doesn't say anywhere.
Thank you so much!!
You're welcome… while RED CAL contains naturally chelated as mentioned on the site and while this is is super— JAO is even better than chelated as its are organically "proteinated".
Thanks again for asking.
I am changing my horse from pellets to Just Add Oats, Weight Check,
Bug Check, and Oats. He is eating his hay great but won't touch his
oats. Any suggestions??
Sometimes, folks have to start the oats regimen a little more slowly than others and by this I mean introduce a small amount into with what you are currently feeding (small amount of the oil even)…. start with a small amount in which they eat the mix and then work up every 3-5 days or so… if you reach a point that they stop, then back back down to last "good point" and increase a little slower the next cycle. This always works with the picky eaters.
Thanks so much for being onboard with the feeding program Robbye. Keep me posted!
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I wrote in recently about switching my horse over to your program once my program supply runs low. However, I just read some facts about it not being good to put wheat bran into your horses diet. I have been doing that for 4 years. I currently feed one cup of crimped oats, 2 scoops (1cup) of wheat bran, 2 scoops of Cos_ _ _ _ _ n, and 2 scoops of A_ _ _ _ _ vitamin supplement. I still have about 3 months left on all of these. Would you recommend that I drop the wheat bran now, add the Red Cal (throw away his mineral block, lol) and add the weight check now? I will be moving my horse home in a couple of weeks to my new facility so I don't want to change to much all at once. However, I have also been told that I should put him on Fast Trak for awhile until he adjusts to his new home, but I was thinking the Weight Check might help with the digestive system? He is a sissy Thoroughbred even though he is 17 hands tall!. He is a Hunter/Dressage horse and gets worked regularly. Any advice?
With him already getting oats Susan, switching should be easy .. even switching "coldturkey" has not ever been an issue..I would just take a few days and switch. You can add a little of all you have so as to use the old "stuff" up with no issues, but go ahead and switch now.
I do ask that you consider our Joint Check instead of Cos_ _ _ _ _ n and of course our Gut Check is awesome, as well (verses) the fastrack probitoics but that really isn't needed generally as the probiotics from the program should be sufficient.- again unless the more "targeted support is desired or ever needed.
Thanks for asking. Keep me posted Susan.
I am currently feeding "Just Add Oats" to my horse. I am wondering if Hay stretcher pellets could be substituted for the oats.
Carla, you could. I suppose not all that provide JustAO are providing oats, but it's not what I recommend of course as part of FeedForSuccess.com program— I never ever have anything to do with anything commercial/pelletized etc. It's a fundamental aspect of not only the program, but all my products. using that link, be sure to read the "Feed Oats" article as well as listen to the audio also pertaining specifically to oats.
I really hope you consider or re-consider oats. Just no reason not too. If you have any other questions let me know. Thanks for asking!
Just Add Oats
I have a 7 year old Andulusian I imported from Spain in April who does dressage. He had been on oats in Spain so I continued with crimped oats here- and lots of hay and over the summer added weight check oil (2 oz. 2 times a day)and have recently added Just Add Oats as well. Before he was on crimped oats but now is on regular oats.
He also has a Himalayan salt lick always in his stall which I replace regularly as he seems to use it a lot. Over the summer he was in turnout with grass- though lost weight which is why I added the oil. Then he was fine. I've just moved barns and his turnout does not have grass and he has lost weight again despite the increased oil. He gets 2 quarts of oats a day.
Any suggestions on anything different I should do.
The very first thing I'm going to ask you to consider is getting rid of that salt lick
and start providing RED CAL free-choice 24/7/365 as best you can in this environment.
It is OK to add a tablespoon to what you're feeding each day if necessary, but provided free-choice they
will eat what they need on their own.
Of the 3 components of my feeding "program"… RED CAL is the single most important product
and the one I always want folks to consider if they won't consider anything else. I've got a salt block
video and much much more- including a Salt Mineral article at the "What to Feed" link below if you would
review this if not done so already.
I would like to see what this small move would accomplish as it has for so many through the years.
For the immediate— I would provide more Hay and more oil. But again- the intended results
are all going to better achieved if allowed to work in unison as part of the program and switching
to RED CAL would be a major step and when able the "Just Add Oats supplement.
Please keep me posted and I'm glad you asked now when you did.
Check out these helpful links:
The Natural Horse Vet Magazine: http://www.DrDanMag.com
What To Feed Your Horse? http://www.WhatToFeedYourHorse.com
Dr. Dan's Library: http://www.DrDanLibrary.com
The Natural Vet On The Net: http://TheNaturalVet.net
I have a 6 yr old gelding that almost died on me in February after worming him with the new Eq________ wormer
He fell apart and lost a lot if weight and thank God I nursed him back but i'm still having problems putting weight on him
and also because of all this he lost a lot of muscle in his backend.
What would u suggest for an added supplement for him?
Hi Carla. I'm so sorry what you guys have gone through. I have to ask that you consider the aspects of my feeding program. I have "preached" it for years and i has helped so many. It is the foundation to build upon and where I would at least start— especially the RED CAL (no rocks/blocks) and the Weight Check Oil. The oil will help put the weight on. Really never had anyone disappinted in its results. I don't want to just load you up, so but that is where to start. I wouldn't hesitate in adding in of our more targeted products lstrating with the Joint Check to help. Look over the special section and see what you think and what you might be able to start with then keep me posted. It will not be an overnight fix, but I think we might be able to help. I might add that it is important to get the junk out and work inside out RED CAL has a detox effect but the Joint Check includes a potent antioxidant mix and may help overall comfort… our Aller Check will further the working "inside-out" approach.
Below is the link to "What To Feed" page and I'm also including my "deworming site" and info for future need for you…. lots to take in I know, but please do. Thanks for asking and keep me posted regardless of your decisions- I just appreciate being considered. amongst so much others.
I have been having great success feeding my 2 horses your program.
We have been on it going on 6 months but I am uncertain about 2 things and think about them every day…
1. My horses love whole oats but I understand they cannot digest the whole oat so alot of it goes to waste. What are your thoughts on this..should I be feeding them crimped oats or which type would be better.
2. My QH does not seem to eat the Red Cell so I am feeding him it every other day in hopes he will start eating it on his own. (he never used to eat salt either and I always have had to add it to his feed) The Red Cal I have out..i have a bucket hanging in each horses stall. I would like to put it in the arena/pasture area but sometimes theres alot of dust when they get to running around. I dont really want dirt getting into the red cell..what is the best way to free feed this? And if it rains in it..do you just pour the water off and will whats left be ok?
Thanks for a great product..my horses really shine, feel good yet seem to be more calm and think things through better.
Thanks so much for sharing Donna!
Actually oats are very digestable- crimped or whole.
Crimped are 6% more digestable nut once the hull is cracked they start going rancid so whole are better unless the crimpwd are only a few weeks old
As for Red Cal… rain doesn't hurt at all. Just tip the bucket and pour off the rain. Never even have to wash the bucket. Just keep adding fresh. I, myself only put an Inch or so in the bucket though. I just hang with a hay string on a fence post. Some eat more than others . The key is to do as you do now… always keep it available regardless!
Thanks again for sharing your results and thoughts and thanks for asking these questions.
I have moved and now have 4 horses ranging from 23 to 25 years old.
I am feeding them rolled/steamed oats which are processed at a mill in NC. Our soil here is VERY RICH IN IRON (years ago iron ore was mined here). I have supplemented with Triple Crown 30 for a couple of months. Before this, they were all on Vita Royal formulated by Lindsey McLean and I used her mineral mix. I can no longer afford this feed, so I have moved to the oats and need a supplement to add to them.
What would your recommendation be?
Now, a canine question. I have a part Aussie/Brittany mix who sometimes has a "quivering" in his limbs — sometimes after running and sometimes not having done anything. He has been on "the honest kitchen" diet which is "dehydrated" food with no additional supplements, except krill oil (human grade — 1000 mg/day). Western medicine has nothing to offer me, and he has not realized any benefit from acupuncture.
Our supplement called Just Add Oats is ideal! It is also not high in iron either.
I would consider adding as well our Weight Check Oil and offering our Red Cal "free-choice" too.
www.WhatToFeedYourHorse.com explains all the"whys". Thousands are on the program… Because of age, you might also consider our supplement called Joint Check (Horses) and our Joint Check "for pets" for your dog.
Thanks for asking Pat. Looking forward to your positive comments after using the above… you will see the difference and they will feel the difference!