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1. What is the difference
between Stable MixTM Pellets and other pellets?
Stable MixTM is a Complete, balanced ration in pelleted form and Not just a hay replacement or
supplement feed as other brands.
2. Do I need to feed hay with
No. The Stable MixTM
products are designed to be complete
feeds, mostly hay products so the horse receives
all of the benefits of the hay, plus the daily
required vitamins and minerals. The pellets
make it is easier for the horse to absorb the
nutrients due to the smaller particle size. If
you want to feed grass hay, reduce
the suggested pounds of pellets per day
according the amount of hay being fed. Feeding
straight alfalfa hay may throw off the Calcium
Phosphorus ratio and is not recommended.
3. What is in the Pellets?
The largest ingredient is Mixed Grass hay and
then Almond Hulls(high fiber, low protein)
Alfalfa, Rice Bran(Biotin and overall digestive
health), Soybean meal(protein) and a complete
Vitamin and Mineral package to keep your horse
healthy. The Calcium/Phosphorus ratio is
4. How do the Pellets stay
The pelletizing process involves mixing the
ingredients together, adding steam and then
forcing the product through a ¼” die to extrude
the final pellet. They are then cooled prior to
process mashes the ingredients together with
enough pressure so they stay formed until the
pellets are exposed to moisture.
5. What are the benefits of
Almond Hulls are really a lower protein, higher
fiber feed that also provides some energy. They
are good for overall digestive health.
6. Can I use Stable MixTM as a
Yes and no. Stable MixTM is a complete
balanced ration and if used only as a supplement
the horse will not receive the full benefit of
the vitamin and mineral package and the
Calcium/Phosphorus being balanced for optimum
7. How much do I feed my horse
and how many times per day?
When you start to feed Stable MixTM it is good to
follow the recommendation on the tag which
suggests feeding 1½ pounds to 2 pounds per 100
pounds of body weight per day. In other words,
if your horse weighs 1,000 pounds he/she should
be worked up to 15 pounds per day and then
adjust according to the condition of the horse.
Ideally we should be feeding our horses three
times a day, but twice a day is also fine for
the majority of horses.
8. Do I need to add
If your horse is a hardworking sporthorse,
working ranch horse or is a hard keeper then it
is possible that they will need some
supplementation. It is good to start by
increasing the amount of Stable MixTM and
determine if that will help. If the horse
requires supplements for added energy and you
also want to be proactive and help joint health,
Ultra Mate is an excellent supplement that is
easily digestible and includes Glucosamine, Chondroitin and Omega 3 fatty acids.
9. My horse eats any grain or
pellets very fast. What can I do to slow him
If you observe you horse eating too quickly,
place a couple of small mineral blocks or large
cobblestones in his feeder to force him to slow
down and have to hunt a little for his feed.
10. What is so important about
the Calcium/Phosphorus ratio?
The ratio is very important for bone and teeth
health and development. The ratio of 1.2 to 2.0
of Calcium to 1 of Phosphorus produces the best
results in horses. It can vary in this range,
but if the ratio is for example is 5:1 for a
long period of time, the horses ability to
utilize other minerals can be affected which can
cause deficiencies and structural problems. Just
a typical ration of pasture grass is usually
deficient is Calcium and a heavy diet of alfalfa
is too high in Calcium. NO need to worry if you
are feeding Stable MixTM, it is balanced within
the proper range!
11. Is Stable MixTM Certified
Weed Free for use in regional, state and federal
Yes, it is Certified by the State of
California as weed free.
12. How long does it take to
switch my horse over to a complete Stable MixTM
It is best to increase the amount of Stable
MixTM over the course of a week by a couple of
pounds a day until you reach the recommended
amount based on the weight of the horse.
13. Can I burn Stable MixTM in my
14. Can Stable MixTM be fed to
other animals safely?
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Stable MixTM can
be fed to horses, cattle and or goats. DO
NOT feed to sheep. The copper levels
are designed for horses, cattle and goats daily
needs and could be toxic to sheep.
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