Oh that is really bad. Horses should NOT eat bread! It's really bad for them. Often, you have to introduce them to carrots and apples. Racehorses, which I have rehabbed, don't eat treats. So you have to chop them fine and put them in feed. And while I am a proponent of horses eating a pretty much only hay diet, OTTB's (Off The Track Thoroughbreds) have to have a higher concentration feed for the first bit until they can transition and hold weight on their own. They are fed a high protein, high sugar feed and kept in stalls for the first year after their baby year... and they trim their feet in such a way as to make them dig in harder, but it is like running a marathon in superhigh heels. it took us 9 months to correct "race course" shoeing and it took us 6 weeks to bring them off the "sugar high" and drugs from the track.
Originally Posted by MarielleGO
I HATE watching "canned" races like the Derby or the Preakness. What goes on before/behind is just so ugly. It's similar to the feelign when I go to the store and see someone piling up on CW/SAD and just merrily believing they are "eating so healthy"...AHHH!!!
Sorry. Rant done.
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