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post #11 of 27 Old 08-07-2008, 11:18 AM
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I feed twice a day

I feed equine senior to my older boys 100lbs a week for the 2 of them...sand clear for one of them once per month and then pro-bios (that's a new thing)

I feed 12% sweet feed for the rest, all varying amounts depending on the horse and what I use it for...

The old boys get alfalfa in the morning and all of them get timothy/orchard grass mix morning and night...

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post #12 of 27 Old 08-07-2008, 11:50 AM
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My horses are fed twice a day.

Vega gets a pelleted Legends feed and Gem gets the Legends sweet feed. They both get 1 quart 2x a day. They also are out 24/7 in a pasture and now have a round bale out there too.
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post #13 of 27 Old 08-07-2008, 01:03 PM
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I also use Legends. Legends Grow and Perform pelleted twice a day to be exact. I believe its 14-15 dollars a bag. Though I may be switching to this:
http://www.admani.com/AllianceEquine/

The new bm swears by it, so we are having a rep come down soon to give us the dog and pony show. I haven't compared the prices or nutritional make-up yet, but the stable is switching their standard feed to this brand. I'll be buying my own feed till next year anyway, since I have the only youngster on the property.
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We feed two get fat on air QH's 5 times per day. Total of 20 pounds of hay, local and a bit of alfalfa. They get turned out in a smaller pasture for a couple hours in the evening, it's pretty slim pickings right now.They also get 2 pounds each of Safechoice, which we love. I've seen a huge improvement in their coats, demeanor and the farrier is now coming every four weeks.

One is ridden three times per week for about 45 mins to 1 hour and the other is worked twice a week.

The Safechoice is $16 per bag, but it's a 50 or 55 pound bag, I can't remember. The generic feed is about $12 per bag for a 40 pound bag. On the generic stuff we also gave a mineral supplement so feeding the Safechoice actually works out cheaper.

We needed to supplement as our local hay is lacking.
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post #15 of 27 Old 08-07-2008, 02:08 PM
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I was feeding Ledgend Maturity to my old guys but the supplier seemed to run out of it at least once a month. I didn't want to pay $18+ a bag for Triple Crown senior so I read up on the different feeds available around here. I settled on Purina Senior. I feed 4.5 - 5 lbs twice a day to a 900# toothless Arabian and a 1200# TB. They both have pasture access 24/7 but the Arabian usually just makes little grass balls. They look great and are full of themselves energy wise and for the first time since I got them 6 months ago their weight is holding constant.
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We once calculated that my tb gets 18 pounds of food a day, he needed to gain weight and we work pretty hard (dressage). He's pretty much at the weight I want him to be and I'll start feeding less soon. He gets 2 falkes of alfalfa (one AM one PM), scoop and a half alfalfa/bermuda mixed pellets AM and scoop sweet, scoop senior, scoop whole oats, joint supplement, electrolites and wheat germ oil PM.
I used to get the sweet and senior feed at the feed store, but found out Walmart started carrying horse feed and they are a lot cheaper.
We live in Arizona, so no pasture time for him unfortunately.
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We once calculated that my tb gets 18 pounds of food a day, he needed to gain weight and we work pretty hard (dressage). He's pretty much at the weight I want him to be and I'll start feeding less soon. He gets 2 falkes of alfalfa (one AM one PM), scoop and a half alfalfa/bermuda mixed pellets AM and scoop sweet, scoop senior, scoop whole oats, joint supplement, electrolites and wheat germ oil PM.
I used to get the sweet and senior feed at the feed store, but found out Walmart started carrying horse feed and they are a lot cheaper.
We live in Arizona, so no pasture time for him unfortunately.

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We once calculated that my tb gets 18 pounds of food a day, he needed to gain weight and we work pretty hard (dressage). He's pretty much at the weight I want him to be and I'll start feeding less soon. He gets 2 falkes of alfalfa (one AM one PM), scoop and a half alfalfa/bermuda mixed pellets AM and scoop sweet, scoop senior, scoop whole oats, joint supplement, electrolites and wheat germ oil PM.
I used to get the sweet and senior feed at the feed store, but found out Walmart started carrying horse feed and they are a lot cheaper.
We live in Arizona, so no pasture time for him unfortunately.
MAN ~ I wish walmart would sell horse feed here! Would make my LIFE so much easier! But at least I get a "good" excuse to go to Tractor Supply when I run out of feed.

Right now my TB is on pasture 24/7. She is getting 12% Dumor Pleasure Horse Feed x 1 a day. Appox 1 lb. She is maintaining and looking healthy. I'm totally thrilled with that b/c she was a rescue & was a bag of bones when I got her. With that being said I am currently working on chaning her feed & nutrition sources. We are currently doing light work due to the humidity. I don't want to work in that crap neither does she. She is used for pleasure and min. Showing in "fun type" shows. :)

In about a month she will go back to being feed x 2 a day with 2 flakes of hay in AM & PM for the upcoming winter months. Which I'm ready for!!!

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post #19 of 27 Old 08-08-2008, 04:23 PM
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I use Country Acres Sweet Feed. Purina makes it. I use it just to mix in my supplements. When im feedin g grain in the winter, I use Purina Equine Senior. Its good for horses 6 yrs and up!! I used to work at a purina store.

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I own a boarding/training facility and fed Strategy for years. About 3 years ago I had problems with horses maintaining weight and hair coats looking awful, one of my show horses almost seemed as if he had a metabolic problem. Called Purina and was told nothing changed. Switch to the Kent Dynasty Show and all horses look totally awesome and haircoats are gleaming. The added yucca takes care of the sore urine smell. It is truely an awesome grain, won't switch for anything and the price is less than Strategy.
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