Luvs2ride1979, you know, now that I think about it, I have heard that beet pulp also does wonders, so maybe after this bag of Omolene I will try that instead, thanks for reminding me about it.
Oh and I meant racehorses being ridden under 2 not under a year, lol, whoops, thanks for the correction.
I came here asking because I wanted to see if anyone has had any experience with these 3 things, I look at all the negatives and the positives. The reason why I started with Omolene is because it was recommended and before the trainer he was on just a typical sweet feed but he never ever got hot headed whatsoever so I figured Omolene would be fine for him. He was nice and healthy before the trainer and then when he came back he was really ribby and dull looking, I seriously don't think they fed him enough for when they were working him, and they had him in a box stall with just a cubed in area outside to walk, but they told me they had him on plain grass hay and I just don't think he took to it well.
The vet also told me that he could be going through a goofy stage and a growth spurt. I went and measured him yesterday and he is now 15.1 hh when last year at this time he was 14.1 hh. He is really leggy still and down hill so I am hoping he can get out of that. I just wanted to help his process of fattening him up since the heat doesn't help at all with just feeding him the alfalfa. It was 114 degrees yesterday, bleh, I don't know how much more of this heat I can handle.
I am totally open to all suggestions though so don't get me wrong, I just wanted to also hear who else has used the stuff and the result. So if Scout shows me the first signs of being a little butthead like your mare was a witch, I know that it is the food, but yah, I am really thinking about the beet pulp now. :)
Oh Vidaloco, I have never tried the smartpaks before but I always got the catalog for the website and there stuff but I was finally like, hmm... I should really try this, probably would make it alot easier since it is premeasured. If Scout does well on it I will keep him on it and then when my 2 little colts come along I will add them on with Grow Colt in the smartpaks. :) I can't wait for it to come in, it says they will get here on the 28th, yay.