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    12-16-2009, 08:54 AM
  #11
Weanling
Nutrena Senior. It's totally complete. It already has beet pulp added, flax added, and probiotics added, biotin and selenium added... I could go on. The vitamin/mineral content is excellent. I've seen this work as I've used it on an old pony I had with amazing results.

Why waste money on another senior feed, when you have to buy extra stuff to supplement it with? Makes no sense to me...
     
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    12-16-2009, 09:28 AM
  #12
Weanling
I like blue seal "Vintage senior" and "equine senior". Both have worked great for horses I care for.
As for supps, several friends of mine love Smartpak "Smartflex senior"

I use CortaFlex with HA, devils claw, Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM for my horse. He's only 13 but he always been a eventing horse and he gets stiff easily.
I've heard "smartflex senior" is just as good but much cheaper
     
    12-16-2009, 09:30 AM
  #13
Weanling
Oh and of course, look into Cosaquin. Its supposed to be the best out there
     
    12-16-2009, 09:33 AM
  #14
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Nutrena Senior. It's totally complete. It already has beet pulp added, flax added, and probiotics added, biotin and selenium added... I could go on. The vitamin/mineral content is excellent. I've seen this work as I've used it on an old pony I had with amazing results.

Why waste money on another senior feed, when you have to buy extra stuff to supplement it with? Makes no sense to me...
But how much feed to you need to give per feeding/ or per day to make it complete? I bet a whole heck of alot.
     
    12-16-2009, 10:02 AM
  #15
Weanling
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Originally Posted by sillybunny11486    
But how much feed to you need to give per feeding/ or per day to make it complete? I bet a whole heck of alot.
No more than any other senior
     
    12-16-2009, 10:16 AM
  #16
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Originally Posted by sillybunny11486
But how much feed to you need to give per feeding/ or per day to make it complete? I bet a whole heck of alot.
No more than any other senior
I am not a fan of complete feeds like that. You have to give alot of feed to get results and its not efficient when your on a budget. While senior horses need calories, they don't need huge amounts of "processed calories", especially if they are retired. If I gave my mare the suggested serving of grain on her bag she'd probably founder or just be really fat. Its cheeper for me to give less grain and buy my own flax and multi vitamin/ mineral supplement, and add according to my horses individual needs.
     
    12-16-2009, 10:22 AM
  #17
Weanling
[quote=sillybunny11486;492020]I am not a fan of complete feeds like that. You have to give alot of feed to get results and its not efficient when your on a budget. While senior horses need calories, they don't need huge amounts of "processed calories", especially if they are retired. If I gave my mare the suggested serving of grain on her bag she'd probably founder or just be really fat. Its cheeper for me to give less grain and buy my own flax and multi vitamin/ mineral supplement, and add according to my horses individual needs.[/quote]

All senior feeds are complete.. just Nutrena has more. You still hay horses that are on senior feed typically. In my old pony's case, with severe dental issues, his senior was mush, and I fed him chopped hay.

You don't have to overload them with senior and over feed... do your homework
     
    12-16-2009, 10:26 AM
  #18
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I don't feed senior, I never said that I do. I don't feed senior because its cheeper for me not to.

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You don't have to overload them with senior and over feed... do your homework
Sorry but if I want my horse to get the adequate amount of "everything in senior" I would need to over feed my horse.

All senior feeds arent complete, just the good brands. There are probably feed mills all over the place slapping a senior label on the feeds that are just higher in calories.

I didnt say anything about hay... but Complete feed, at least where I buy feed from, means it is completely balanced meaning you don't need to add hay to it if you follow the feeding guide.
     
    12-16-2009, 10:32 AM
  #19
Weanling
Thats correct, you don't have to hay if for whatever reason you can't ie; horsey heath issues. The guideline however doesn't insist that you feed a mega large amount of senior for a daily ration.

One bag of Nutrena Senior, depending on where you buy it, runs approx 15-17 $. By the time you buy a bag of crap feed for $7, buy a bag of beet pulp for $10, flax for whatever amount (it's not that cheap), probiotics, etc etc, you'd been cheaper in the first place to buy the more costly 50# of senior, is my point.
     
    12-16-2009, 10:41 AM
  #20
mls
Trained
We feed Nutrena Senior. Good quality - plentiful hay and fresh water.

Our seniors and brood mares look great.
     

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