|05-14-2009, 06:18 PM|
Join Date: May 2007
It was recommended, by the vet, for a horse at out barn that is a non sweater.
other then that they like it, I don't know....though hand made beer has a ton of nutrients in it, I am not sure about the cheep stuff
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|05-14-2009, 06:23 PM|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: NC (Asheville)
It used to be a "thing" to give horses beer, and it wasn't like a frat boy get 'em drunk thing, but like what trainers did for racehorses in training.
Beer is liquid bread.
I've heard my horses burp, by the way. Dillon let out one heck of a belch once, startled both of us! Burping isn't the same as vomiting, different set of reflexes.
|05-14-2009, 07:31 PM|
I have heard of this, it was on the TV but I don't remember WHO was pitching it. They were mixing beer with grain as a special treat/supplement for horses.
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|05-14-2009, 07:36 PM|
Join Date: Mar 2006
Some race horse trainers swear by it..
I know I have had horses that will steal you beer if you aren't looking..
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|05-14-2009, 09:17 PM|
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Calgary, Alberta
I'm not sure about the "quick weight gain" or "coat health" associated with beer, but it's an excellent addition to any barn fridge, and not soley for those bad days!! It's a surefire colic remedy - we used it overseas (Aus and Hong Kong) nearly exclusively to treat colic. It's got to be flat though, so maybe uncap your LEAST favorite brand for the fridge!!
|05-14-2009, 09:46 PM|
Join Date: Sep 2007
We give beer to our horses that do not sweat well and it works..........For some reason Guiness stout works better than anything else, so we have incorporated into our summer program that all of our horses in training get a Guinness Stout in their feed every day, they all sweat much better and eat up much better...........their coats are beautiful and on top of it, they like it!
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|05-15-2009, 06:31 AM|
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Sudbury Ontario Canada
dixiesmom: I thought this was about the Willie Nelson song "Beer for My Horses"..... Beer actually has a lot of "good things" in it. That's it! It's a health drink!
I knew there was a good reason why my garage is full of empties
scrapchick: Cleo LOVES beer. She will hold the can (tab removed of course) in her lips and tilt her head up and down it goes.
Now THAT"S my kinda horse
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|05-15-2009, 10:12 AM|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Palmdale, CA
|05-15-2009, 11:11 AM|
Join Date: Nov 2007
I love this thread! From the swine, not equine department:
My neighbor feeds beer to the occasional mama pig who won't relax and lay down to feed her babies. A bottle of beer seems to take the edge of her anxiety and makes her want to lay down and do nothing (boy does that sound familiar!)
|05-15-2009, 11:50 AM|
Jake LOVES beer as well. He thinks he should drink anything I have and will lip the top and turn it up (just like cleo)
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|05-15-2009, 03:56 PM|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Sunshine State
I am sure the babies love the tastey milk and take anice siesta too after nursing
Me and hubby don't drink beer so I cant say if my horses like it or not !!
Seems my horses are missing something good !!!
I could not imagine it wouldn't take too much to get my mini to fall over since he is a little "top" heavy to begin with "Help, Ive fallen and I can't get up" Oh my the visions are cracking me up
|05-15-2009, 05:11 PM|
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Atikokan, Ontario
One of my horses LOVES beer, and I'm sure he'd really love it in his food dish. Hubby thinks its soooo funny to show guests how Senator drinks beer.....but when Sen starts coming to the door looking for more, I somehow don't think Hubby would be so willing to share.
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