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post #21 of 24 Old 06-15-2012, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Sonnyx12 View Post
When you have a local feed mill blend for you, it's not pelleted so does that means its going to be more of a sweet feed?
Not necessarily. The performance mix we get from our mill has grain (no corn), pelletized feed to add vitamins/minerals, and just a touch of molassas to keep the dust down. It's not moist or sticky like sweet feeds.
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post #22 of 24 Old 06-15-2012, 03:00 PM
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The barn where I board (which has 75 horses... everything from mini ponies to quarter horses to warmbloods to drafts) uses a custom made alfalfa-based senior feed that uses oil as a binder instead of molasses. Almost all of the horses are on it do fine.

I don't have my horse on it, however, because he's an easy keeper and if I put him on enough grain to get sufficient nutrients, he probably get very overweight. He also had ulcers when I got him, and so I try to keep him on an ulcer-preventative diet- having a grain-free diet is a big part of that. (I feed my horse Triple Crown 30% supplement)

IMO, ration balancers would make a great basis for a barn diet. Easy keepers get just the RB, and then horses that need more calories can get rice bran, beet pulp, and/or alfalfa added. Either way, every horse is covered as far as minerals, vitamins, etc, and gets the advantage of having low- or no-grain diets.
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post #23 of 24 Old 08-03-2012, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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I hate to bring up an old thread, but I have found that I can get Nutrena delivered in bulk. Therefore, should I go with Safechoice?

On a side note, I think a majority of the horses are going to be performance horses. We have 6 so far and they are all OTTB who do eventing. Another lady is coming with a 1/2 who does a little bit of everything with him, and potentially a hunter jumper. So if they are going to be working horses, would strategy be a better option?

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post #24 of 24 Old 08-03-2012, 04:23 PM
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Choosing between those two products (I'm assuming Strategy Professional Formula GX and Safe Choice Original), I would pick the Safe Choice, based on guaranteed analysis.
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