05-30-2011, 12:13 AM
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I like Strategy. We feed it to our 6 yr. Old OTTB. All the horses at my former barn were fed Strategy. Of course, almost all of them were TBs.
Contrary to what I've read on other forums, Strategy doesnt make our guy the least bit "hot". He's done amazingly well on it. Superb hooves, nice coat, and held his weight well through the winter.
I HIGHLY reccomend probiotic supplements......especially for hard keepers. It is essential as it helps them garner all the nutrients from their feed by enabling more of their feed to be digested properly. It really packed some pounds on our TB.
10 lbs of Strategy sounds ridiculously high to me. The max any TBs were given at my former barn was 4 lbs. And that was for light/moderate work.....
10 lbs of grain just doesn't seem like a healthy amount to feed..... Our former BO always said to get by on the least amount of grain possible by increasing hay/grazing. Forage is so much better for your horse vs. grain. So, when devising a diet that works for your guy, take it easy on the grain if you can. And don't forget to give the probiotics a try. JMO
As for hay, our horses prefer timothy hay over "grass" hay.....though we feed them both kinds.