Horses, Life, A Touch of Geek

Clean Cups!

Part 1 of 3

“`I want a clean cup,’ interrupted the Hatter: `let’s all move one place on.'”
Alice in Wonderland

Milton is a different horse.

Changing his feed has finally addressed the what-the-hell factor that has plagued us since the beginning. To quote Buffy Bourbon [again Patterns], emphasis mine:

“My best guess for Milton might be a soy sensitivity? Most of the extruded feeds like senior are heavy in soy, and some horses just can’t deal with it. From anecdotal evicence i’ve heard that in horses that are sensitive, it can cause just all-over malaise and body aches and just general NQR.” [Feed]

Milton is still young and ignorant and an occasional brat. But now it’s what one would expect from a 7-year-old ex-racehorse. This I can deal with. OTOH, the plan is still for Milton to go an enclosed ring for a cowboy or cowboy-equivalent to ride first. I’m hopeful, not foolhardy.

Can I declare the last six months never happened? Can we start over?

Update: Feed Bag Comparison

Comments on: "Clean Cups!" (4)

  1. Hurray! Fabulous news!

  2. HI Holly said:

    HOORAY!!! So happy to hear. Even though I have a degree in equine nutrition, I never cease to be amazed at these non-textbook reactions to certain feeds and/or ingredients that make horses half-crazy. Onward!!

  3. Ooh, hopefully it’s a fresh start. Fingers crossed for you

  4. Elizabeth Hickman said:

    Hooray is right! This is so terrific! 🙂 Here’s to fresh starts!!

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