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    04-11-2012, 03:39 PM
Question What grain is best?

Hi I have a 16.1 hand thoroughbred, he is 14 and I ride him about 5-6 time per week I don't work him very heavily but average , I think he weighs about 1250 pounds, he does eat hay and grazes all day, he has a bit of a hay belly and don't really like it , so whats a healthy grain that might be right for my horse?!??!
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    04-11-2012, 04:13 PM
Purina Strategy Healthy Edge is a low starch/sugar formula for horses who are in moderate work, but need lower calories than others. It's also not crazy expensive ($18 per bag where I live). Y vet recommended it, so I've been using it on my 14 year old jumper who's an easy keeper for years and it's good for her! She's also out to pasture all day. You also don't have to feed it bulk, which is nice.
Triple Crown Low Starch is the same formula, but I think it's $4-6 more expensive per bag than the Healthy Edge (my feed store quoted me $23).
There are other good grains out there, I'm just a big fan of Purina and Triple Crown...when I can afford it! Lol

Oh, and here's the link to Purina's products: http://www.horse.purinamills.com/products/Default.aspx

And here's the link to Triple Crown: http://www.triplecrownfeed.com/produ...-horsefeedcost

They've got loads of info on all of their feeds!
    04-11-2012, 04:16 PM
Purina Strategy Healthy Edge is good, keeps the weight on without making the horse hot. I also like Life Data Lab's Barn Bag for Performance Horses. Depending on your horse's weight, you add anywhere from 1/2 cup to 1 or more to whole oats. You have to play around with how much of the oats you feed, but my horses are in great shape since I switched. Their customer service and vet nutritionist are the greatest!

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