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    07-15-2011, 03:07 PM
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Weanling
Salt Block question and man am I hung up on what type of feed to Buy. Need help lol

I think I have seen both brown and white salt blocks. Will either do? Also, I am hung up on what brand of feed to get for my horse. The guy I am getting from says he feed some kind of feed that starts with an S or maybe two words and both starts with an S but it isn't seminole. I will get some feed from him enough for bout 3 days to mix with whatever I buy so he can get transition to it.

Suggestions guys. Thanks to all who have replied to my other threads. Picking him up tuesday and all left to do is get Hay, feed, and salt block. Pretty much got everythign else. I would like to stay between 10-15 for a 50 lb bag
     
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    07-15-2011, 03:16 PM
  #2
Started
The only salt block I use is the 50# red block for the cows. The horses will sometimes lick on it, too. As far as feed goes, there are a lot of good brands. It mainly comes down to what is available in your area. The major brands around me are Purina, Nutrena and until recently, Forage First Feeds. I use Purina's Strategy and I like it.
     
    07-15-2011, 03:17 PM
  #3
Showing
I'm quite torn about brown vs white blocks. I myself use white (just salt). Brown has mineral in it besides salt. While horses suppose to lick as much as they need, I've heard the stories on my local forum when horses were done with the brown block in day or two. Plus I do add min/vit supplement, so I don't really need any extra.

As for S feed, I can't think of any. :) Strategy may be? That's pretty popular around here.
     
    07-15-2011, 03:25 PM
  #4
Weanling
Southern states pellet is what it is.

Which one of these would look to be what would be a good choice. Im asking in case I stay with what he has or choose a different mix but same brand

Southern States Online Store - Horse Supplies - Horse Feed
     
    07-15-2011, 03:34 PM
  #5
Showing
I'm not fan of SS and I rarely (if ever) buy from them. The feed I bought from them couple times smelt really bad, and horses (no surprise) refused to eat it. When I brought it back SS turned me down saying they are not taking back whatever was sold 3 (or 5) days back.
     
    07-15-2011, 04:45 PM
  #6
Foal
I've used both colors, I find that with my TB the white ones disappear in a like 6 weeks. I've never heard of southern states......is the horse an easy keeper? If so, I would stick with the baled hay and maybe try hay pellets with a multivitamin supplement thrown in.
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