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    04-06-2013, 08:55 PM
  #31
Trained
Yup. I think so, too. I was thinking about summer, especially, to replace the day hay with this( I can feed 3x a day, I'm home), since they hardly eat any hay during the day anyway when it's hot. It'll get some water in them also, since I soak all pellets anyway. That way even blimp can have some
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    04-06-2013, 09:00 PM
  #32
Trained
I will email them to get the calorie content, I guess it's pretty similar to grass hay. NSC is like grass hay.
I think for us here, having trouble finding hay other than alfalfa, this feed is heaven sent!
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    04-07-2013, 07:24 PM
  #33
Green Broke
I only give supplemental to the sr horses that have a problem chewing. I still give them hay they pick out the fines, and leave the rest , sometimes they will come back and 'gum' it ..lol . If it had a higher protien I would be on it.
I do feed the beet pulp, after soaking for two hours.
The younger horses and the older ones that can still chew well, get turned out on pasture with small hay rations , and they get bran once a week or so .
     
    04-07-2013, 09:15 PM
  #34
Trained
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Originally Posted by stevenson    
I only give supplemental to the sr horses that have a problem chewing. I still give them hay they pick out the fines, and leave the rest , sometimes they will come back and 'gum' it ..lol . If it had a higher protien I would be on it.
I do feed the beet pulp, after soaking for two hours.
The younger horses and the older ones that can still chew well, get turned out on pasture with small hay rations , and they get bran once a week or so .
Alfalfa is already high protein, 15-18%. The oldies eat the leaves only, that's where the protein is. So, if they would eat half alfalfa, half of this feed, they would come out at around 13% protein, which is plenty for any adult horse. Something to think about! And it can be soaked easily, even better for the oldies
I'm somewhat insisting because I read everywhere that this feed gets and keeps horses at a good weight. Lots of bang for the buck.
     
    04-07-2013, 11:10 PM
  #35
Started
I think I will have to go to the Los Angeles area for this. I'm waiting for them to get back to me.

Interesting about the almond hulls. A traning facility in Clovis keeps buckets of almond hulls in their stalls for the horses to pick at and eat.

I'd love to get my hands on this. Do you know how much the barrel deposit is?
     
    04-07-2013, 11:21 PM
  #36
Trained
20$
It's almost to good to be true. I'm still waiting for the big hammer hitting me over the head lol.
I remembered when looking for LMF feed, which I never found around here, btw, the store had the EGM and said people are really happy with it. Same as the "new" feedstore. Bestseller there, very happy customers.
They have a list of dealers on the website. Did you check?
     
    04-07-2013, 11:26 PM
  #37
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Originally Posted by deserthorsewoman    
20$
It's almost to good to be true. I'm still waiting for the big hammer hitting me over the head lol.
I remembered when looking for LMF feed, which I never found around here, btw, the store had the EGM and said people are really happy with it. Same as the "new" feedstore. Bestseller there, very happy customers.
They have a list of dealers on the website. Did you check?
Yeah, I check on their site and that was where I saw one near LA. But, I found a wholesale place online that says they serve all of southern CA. I've emailed both and waiting to hear. Or, maybe if my local feed store can order it.

It really does sound great. So glad you found it for yourself!
     
    04-08-2013, 01:40 AM
  #38
Green Broke
I will look into it more. The fat content was on the low side also. I have fed alfalfa and oat hay most of my life to my horses and only supplemented the senior horses, never needed anything else. I switched to Dumor equistages from the LMF do to the cost. Horses seem to have a bit more energy on the Dumor and seem to be doing fine with it, and I did drop a scoop of feed . One vs two . And one sr horse is getting to the point of just wasting his hay. But he has a fit if the feeder is empty .
     
    04-08-2013, 05:29 AM
  #39
Trained
I can imagine. Must be quite frustrating, wanting to eat it and it just doesn't work anymore. Poor guy. Well, the feed is actually meant to feed instead of hay. Reading more about it, I noticed ( duh), its recommended to feed 1.5 - 2% of bodyweight, just like hay. Would be interesting to know how much the senior version is. But comparing it to any other senior complete feed, Nutrena 20$/50 lbs, Purina about the same, Triple Crown 26$, even 12 or 13$/50lbs sounds a lot better. Especially if you havens metabolically challenged. Senior.
I'll try it for Snipper and Beau, blimp Patino stays on ration balancer
     
    04-08-2013, 06:32 PM
  #40
Green Broke
;) . The only metabolic problems are the simple ones.. Old age ..lol and old TB 's and the appendix quarter.. stay a little leaner, but Vets say they are okay for thier age. I still want to see them fatter , like they were in thier 20's, but I know that wont happen ! Oh off topic.. how is the kitten you found ?
     

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