Another horse feed post! I LOVE getting feedback and opinions on feed, supplements, etc. so comment (or email me) away!
Well, that did it. I decided to get serious about adding these to Hemie’s diet. I decided to go with a product that has been personally recommended to me by a local eventer whose horse happens to go barefoot. She said that she could see her horse’s hooves grow out more healthy when she added the supplement, and even saw the hooves grow out less-healthy-looking when she ran out for a month or two due to a mix-up with her supplier. I really like having results you can actually see so you can know that they’re being absorbed.
The product is called California Trace and it is a trace mineral supplement for horses, specifically formulated to supplement minerals lacking in west coast hay. It has vit E, selenium, and several other minerals lacking in west coast hay and grass.
I ordered the 25 lb bag of pellets for $100, which they shipped to my house for *free*. According to the website, that should amount to $0.50 per day.
|25 lb bag of pellets|
|2 scoops per day for a 1,000 lb horse|