Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Illinois www.saddleonline.com
I feel you on the weather being wonky we are in Chicago too! My hard keeper (the Oldenburg on our profile) did the best on ricebran. We tried him on Triple Crown Senior and he was struggling to keep weight on and VERY hot on it. Switched to Strategy and ricebran and he was a different, and plump, horse. I would start with a cup each feeding and see if your horse likes it, then you can gradually up it. At his best weight and in full work, my guy was getting free choice hay, 1 1/2 scoops of strategy 3x a day with 2 cups of ricebran per graining (+ u-guard and salt/mineral mix). He is a huge guy and it took active managing to keep him at a good weight! You will also love what the ricebran does for their coats! Best of luck!
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