Originally Posted by OneFastHorse
If you have a basic knowledge of equine nutrition you don't have to guess and you can reach the same accuracy of FeedXL, like I did
I used FeedXL just to "see" and it didnt tell me anything I didnt already know. It's also hard for those of us who have our horses on freee choice hay to guess how much each one is actually eating.
Certainly as far as amount - mine are on pasture 24/7 - it can only be a guess, but for nutrition I have found it very helpful. I thought I had a 'basic knowledge' of the subject, but perhaps too basic. Or perhaps you discount how knowledgeable you are on the subject. Also I found that what I thought had been a good diet, according to the percentages, lables, feeding instructions on packets, etc, that I'd carefully studied, was generally not the case. Most products I found, despite advertising to the contrary, were lacking or imbalanced in a fair bit. Also I found manufactured feed & supplements almost invariably instructs you to feed more than you need to, based on FeedXL analysis. I have also found the information they provide & questions they are able to answer valuable too.
Anyway, not trying to sell the service - they can do that themselves!
- but it's something that I've found valuable myself, so wanted to share it. Of course as with everything, some may find it great & others will not.