Strategy or Triple Crown Complete?
We have some hard keepers, and I've liked Strategy so far, but we had been mixing our own feed with oats, alfalfa pellets, beet pulp, rice bran, Flax seed and ACV. That was just too much to deal with mixing and buy one thing here and another there - running out at different times - and the cost was pretty high as well - I'd say $35 - $40 a 100 lbs - and we needed to feed quite a bit of it. We went to Strategy and we add rice bran at a less amount daily than the mix we did before but doubled their hay, and I have found a bit of condition loss, still they look much better on it verses any sweet feeds prior. It costs $12.50 a 50 and the rice bran is $24 a 40. We stopped into Southern States today and saw they sell Triple Crown Complete for $15.80 a 50, and it is forage based with Rice Bran, Flax Seed and Beet Pulp all in the top ingredients, so I was thinking of switching. It wouldn't matter if they were not such hard keepers - most are, anyway. The pony and stallion seem to keep great weight and condition no matter what, but the Arab filly and mare and Saddlebred rescue DO NOT want to keep weight regardless - they are 100% healthy, vet checked, good with their teeth and no need for more wormings - they are just hard keepers.
The 1200 lb Saddlebred gets 2 scoops of Strategy twice a day and one scoop of rice bran twice a day and about 40lbs of hay.
The Arab mare and filly get the same with feed, but about 30lbs of hay a day.
What do you guy think based on experience?