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    07-01-2013, 12:41 AM

Pleasure/Leisure - BUCKEYE® Nutrition

What all can you say about this food? What are your thoughts on it? I have a kinda easy keeper who is fed 2 lbs of SafeChoice by nutrena in the morning and 2 lbs in the evening. Also with a cup of flax and some sunflower seed oil. She is kept on turnout all the time for the most part, given hay according to weight as well. The thing is, I feel like the SafeChoice is really doing anything, like it acts like a filler and nothing else. So I'm looking around for a grain that would actually help and bring a shine to her. No corn, low starch, and good in omega 3s and 6s. If that makes any sense.

This is where I purchase my feed: Horse Feeds
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    07-01-2013, 12:50 AM
How old is your mare?

I personally don't like safechoice. There are much nicer feeds out there. Triple Crown has some great options, as does Nutrena. Nutrena Triumph is what my horse has been on and he's been doing great.
    07-01-2013, 01:59 AM
She is 5. Ridden a few times a week and used for trail riding.
    07-01-2013, 02:21 PM
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I like Triple Crown Lite, Triple Crown Low Starch, and Legends Show and Pleasure Pelleted.

I also don't like Safechoice. Never did anything good for my horses.

Another option is to use a ration balancer. I have an easy keeper Arabian who eats three alfalfa cubes and a vitamin supplement every day. She looks great.
    07-01-2013, 06:53 PM
Okay so look at a feed that is high in protein, moderate in fat, low in sugar, and has some added vitamins and minerals. As long as she is getting lots of hay, she shouldn't need too much grain unless she is considered a harder keeper.

Best thing to do would be look at labels of the feeds and focus on ingredients and percentages.

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