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post #1 of 15 Old 01-06-2013, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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What type of feed do you prefer?

I bought my horse a year ago and had him switched from sweet feed to safechoice pellets because he was very hot and I was told this would help. It did quiet him down and he has been doing well ever since so I am not looking to change his feed. I am just wondering what people's opinions are and the pros and cons. Are there any drawbacks to feeding pellets?
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post #2 of 15 Old 01-06-2013, 10:46 AM
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I feed Safe Choice also and I love it. Bottom line is feed what works for your horse.

Good for you though for quitting the sweet feed. That stuff is yuck for horses.
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I dont feed any grain used too but quit for one thing it was getting very pricey. Plus my horses were getting too fat. The only thing they might get is a cup of alfalfa pellets other wise it just hay 24/7. I provide them with a vitamin mineral supplement that fills in what my hay is missing. Plus i have my hay tested so i know what they need vit, min wise.
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We feed ours triumph complete.. We used to feed safe choice original but when had vet out to float teeth he told us to switch he also said he would never put his on that or tell anyone to..I was suprised..
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^^ Did the vet explain why? I am curious. I really don't know anything about feed and I just do what more experienced people recommend to me.
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I can't rember off the top of my head.. I do know the feed we r feeding now has 10lbs of hay already in grain a 50lb bag so we don't have to feed as much grain. If I can rember I will let u know
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We feed ours triumph complete.. We used to feed safe choice original but when had vet out to float teeth he told us to switch he also said he would never put his on that or tell anyone to..I was suprised..
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Iv looked at the tag on triumph feeds not at all impressed personally wouldn't feed it.
Their are better quality feeds out there then that.most horses don't even need grain any way lots healther if on a forage based diet
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To each there own r horses r fine w it!
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post #9 of 15 Old 01-06-2013, 08:54 PM
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I feed hay 24/7 with slow feed hay nets. (mostly) I recommend this.
I don't feed grain anymore either, new reaserch is finding that it isn't much good for horses. I too like a poster ahead of me feed vitamins and minerals for what the hay may be lacking. (Hoffmans minerals) it can me fed free choice to any age. I also have a salt block. & free choice clean water... They all seem to be doing great this way..
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post #10 of 15 Old 01-06-2013, 09:02 PM
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I feed my horses safe choice original when I am not riding them much and perfo rmance when they are ridden a lot. I have been satisfied with it. I am also wondering why your vet said not to feed it to your horses. I have had safe choice recommended by my vet and ferrier.

This has got me puzzled???????

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