So I was going to post this under "Nutrition" but I figured I would get more replies here
So this new feed store opened up in town and they sell Nutrena and Purina feed. We currently are buying Seminole feed but the dealer is getting kind of pricey.
Tiger & Pepper are getting Gold Chance 10: Seminole Gold Chance 10
Gizmo is getting Seminole Senior Formula: Seminole Senior Formula
We're thinking about switching over to either Nutrena or Purina, I was just wanting to get some other people's opinion. I want to know (1)
if my horses are getting what they need out of their feed (2)
if not if I need to switch to Nutrena or Purina and what specific feed would be best and (3)
if I should start my horses on any supplements. Any advice AT ALL would be helpful.
So some things about my horses... (just for reference, my horses were
getting about a scoop of food and 2 flakes of Orchard & Alfalfa hay a day during the winter and they were still skinny, but now that summer has hit I have to cut down becuase they get too fat & I fear they will founder, so only Tiger gets hay now because he is in a stall during the day)
Tiger- 11 years old, 14 hands. About 950 pounds? I currently compete in small local shows and barrel races with him. He is being ridden 2-4 times a week. I would like to start hunter under saddle and maybe dressage or jumping with him? He is in the stall for about 10 hours a day. He gets 1 flake of Orchard & Alfalfa hay in the morning and 3/4 scoop of Gold Chance 10 in the evening.
I also just started him on this hoof supplement because his hoofs get extra soft and start to tear up in the moist summer here (TLC Animal Nutrition, Inc. - The Most Trusted Name in Animal Health.
Pepper- 18 years old, a little under 14 hands. Around 850 pounds? He is mostly a pasture horse except for now and then when we do a trail ride or fun show. He is just getting 3/4 scoop of Gold Chance 10 in the evening.
Gizmo- 19 years old, around 13 hands. Maybe 775 pounds? A girl is riding him in western pleasure in small shows. He is getting ridden about 3-4 times a week. He is getting 3/4 scoop of Seminole Senior in the evening.
I was also wondering if I should put him on any supplements? He has not had any problems with his joints but I would like to prevent any if possible. He has also had some colic issues in the past.
Okay I think that's it. Just wondering what feed and supplements you would recommend for my horses. Even if it is another Seminole feed. Thanks everyone in advance!