Hemp Hulls and Hearts feed
My local feed/hay supplier carries Stance Equine products and gave me small sample bag of Stance’s new Hemp Hulls & Hearts feed. They’re looking for feedback and want to carry this product. It looks good and crunchy and smells tasty like granola. I gave Stetson a little handful to try as a treat and he loved it. He licked his lips for 10 minutes after that one bite. It supplies Omega 3-6-9 and vit. E as well as more proteins. It’s pricey, though, and I wouldn’t give it as a feed because I’m afraid of the total calories. But would this be acceptable as a topper (1/2 cup) to add to each meal?
Stetson has just passed his 4-month mark in IR recovery. He’s acting and moving normal. I weight tape him once a month to keep track and he’s right at 1,000 pounds. I see ribs when he moves. But his topline has completely melted away and I’m a bit concerned about his muscling since dropping the alfalfa hay off his diet. Hence my question for adding protein back to his diet. I haven’t started riding yet and won’t until 9 month xrays in March confirm his feet are completely recovered.
Rita C. and Stetson (2001 Tennessee Walking Horse/Gelding, diagnosed IR)
Aiken, South Carolina USA