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post #11 of 30 Old 01-30-2011, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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Safe choice is NOT a good option it is not a fixed formula and doesn't have same nutritinally package as the senior feeds.

I would probably try to get Nutrena's Empower BALANCER for all of them and then use the alfalfa cubes and stuff for hte calories on the old man and Bella

Then you have nutrition covered with just 1 1/2 lbs and then add the calories for each horse
I could be wrong, but i don't think our tractor supply carries empower, i don't remember seeing it, i think they only had the life design feed, i think prime, complete, mare and foal and senior, and then safe choice, and then they have the dunmore feeds and a few purina feeds, strategy gx, senior, junior, and omolene...our tractor supply just opened back in September so they don't carry some stuff that the other ones carry, they say they are waiting to see how many people ask for it before they start stocking it
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You should be able to ask and get it ordered for you...but some people have trouble with TSC ordering stuff ... I wonder if you could order it from the website ... off to check LOL

I have been called the NSC Nazi more then once ... I hate traditional feed methods of loading our horses up on grains and junk food :)
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I've used both with no issues and similar success, from what I can tell; however, Triple Crown Senior or Complete is my preference.
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I dont know much about horse nutrition. But a girl I went to school with did a special project on it. And she claims nutrena actually gets their research from purina. So basically its all the same... kind of.... I didnt know this. Really crappy deal. I do know purina pet foods are horrible so overall I dont trust them at all. I have always fed my horses nutrena. If you can find a good feed dealer they will special order other feeds on the nutrena line for you. Their other high end feeds are great. I fed Nutrena Vitality Sweet Feed 14% with a mix of Nutrena Empower (extruded nuggets). They also have some other pellet versions I think in their line called Triumph. Just depends on your preference and how much the horse is getting worked. They also have a feed called Legacy for horses prone to allergies thats mostly beet bulp.

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actually we found her a Triple Crown dealer YAH!!!

I have been called the NSC Nazi more then once ... I hate traditional feed methods of loading our horses up on grains and junk food :)
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actually we found her a Triple Crown dealer YAH!!!
Yes Thank you again! I'm actually looking forward to running out of grain so i can go out and buy the triple crown! I think we still have 3 unopened bags of senior and 4 of healthy edge(plus the cans are full) so it will probably be 3-4 weeks, but I'm looking forward to it lol I'm still waiting for my friend to get back to me on if they carry the 30% supplement, hopefully they do!
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if they don't carry it see if they will order it for you MOST Triple Crown dealers can order it by the bag.... with three horses you will need about 2 bags a month I would order 3 the first month and then 2 every month after that

I have been called the NSC Nazi more then once ... I hate traditional feed methods of loading our horses up on grains and junk food :)
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My older horse does better on the Triple Crown Senior, which I believe is Nutrina.

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Triple Crown is contracted out to several companies to be made includinh Nutrena and Southern States

but it is NOT a Nutrena Product

I have been called the NSC Nazi more then once ... I hate traditional feed methods of loading our horses up on grains and junk food :)
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I used to use triple crown senior (now blue seal SBP 14-10 is the same thing) for my hard-keeper 25 yr old arab. He has done really well on it and eats much less than previously while keeping much more weight on. In fact, I never need to worry about his weight anymore :)

One thing that I always recommend is to feed a supplement containing fenugreek. It is a natural ingredient that acts as an appetite stimulant. Without it, my guy would only pick at his hay, and this was why he couldn't keep his weight on. He now eats all of his hay. At one point, I tried to see how he would do without the weight gain supplement (as he was in fine condition) and found that probably the most important thing about it was that it caused him to eat his hay. When he was off the supplement, he started to loose his appetite. I think that this is often over half the battle with a hard keeper.

Hope this helps!
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