Supplements and Ultium!?!?!?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Supplements and Ultium!?!?!?

This is a discussion on Supplements and Ultium!?!?!? within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Horse roaring supplements
  • Vitamin supplement with ultium

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    06-14-2009, 02:50 AM
  #1
Foal
Question Supplements and Ultium!?!?!?

I own a paint gelding named Kai. He's in conditioning now, but next year we will begin reining training.

Long story short, I received a smart Pak magazine in the mail, and I looked through it and circled a couple supplements that I wanted to look into a bit. Unfortunately I left the magazine in the sofa and my parents got ahold of it. They to say the least really aren't horse people, and It's really sweet sometimes how much they fell they need to do, but without consulting me, they ordered the three supplements last night, and I just received new of ot tonight.

I have Kai on the Purina Mills Ultium performance feed, and it already has a decent amount of vitamins and minerals, and I'm not sure if the added supplements are too much for him. If you need to check the ingredients here's the supplements on the receipt:

-SmartFlex l Maintenance
-SmartHoof
-Grand Coat

Kai is a 2 y.o. Registered paint weighing in around 1000 pounds. He's very fit and on the slimmer, sleek side. But decently muscular.

I'm still kind of new to nutrition and everything, but I'm slowly learning! I really appreciate all your help, the last thing I want to do is hurt my boy <3
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    06-14-2009, 08:51 AM
  #2
Started
Ho wmuch Ultium is he getting?? Unless he is on the max amount for his age/work level you should be fine
     
    06-14-2009, 11:57 AM
  #3
Yearling
Those supplements probably won't hurt him at all. He probably doesn't need them...but they shouldn't hurt him. If your parents want to pay for them then by all means give them. I would be more concerned about hurting him with reining training as a 3 year old. My personal belief is that a horse shouldn't start that physical of an event until 5ish.
     
    06-14-2009, 12:14 PM
  #4
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peggysue    
Ho wmuch Ultium is he getting?? Unless he is on the max amount for his age/work level you should be fine
he gets a little under 2 pounds a day, and the supplements would be at night. Purina suggested I give him like, 5 pounds a day, waaay too much! I have no idea why they suggest such ridiculous of feed! Lol


Thanks for your help guys, it really puts my heart at ease!
     
    06-14-2009, 07:19 PM
  #5
Started
With 2lbs he is NOT getting enough for the nutrition level he NEEDS... you either need to INCREASE the amount he is getting or change him to Enrich32 :)
     
    06-14-2009, 08:32 PM
  #6
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peggysue    
With 2lbs he is NOT getting enough for the nutrition level he NEEDS... you either need to INCREASE the amount he is getting or change him to Enrich32 :)
With his size and age, and the type of feed I'm giving him he is getting everything he needs. Ultium provides more energy to the horse, and the last thing I want is my lazy boy to turn into a stereotypical, hot 2 year old. He gets just as much as the Big boys =] I'm positive that I know how to feed my horse. (another boarder is a nutritionist, worked with me to find the right feed. And I just wanted a second opinion on the supplements)
     

Tags
feed, supplements, ultium

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Supplements allflashypine Horse Health 10 02-16-2009 03:36 PM
supplements appylover31803 Horse Health 4 10-16-2008 03:59 PM
Ultium Competition Horse Formula (again) BluMagic Horse Health 6 03-21-2008 09:58 PM
Where do you buy supplements? eastersky Horse Health 8 08-12-2007 10:05 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0