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    12-19-2011, 10:19 AM
Question Hay Stretchers

Hello everyone!!
Very new to this site. But it looks as though I will get some great feedback on a question here.
My horse is a 32yr old Quater horse. He has been off of hay for quite some time vet warned me about choke. I was using Blue Seal haystretcher and I did like it and my horse did great on it. I had to wet them due to their size. He is on Blue Seal Senior and Im very happy with that. But receiently I came across Southern State heystretcher. So I tried it. Its a much smaller pellet, my horse seems to be able to eat it without water. I still wet them but I throw him a handfull while it soaks.
So does anyone else use this? Or any type of Heystretcher? Southernstate feed is not big around here, but the heystretcher seems to have more neutrition. Due to my horses age I don't want to mess with anything.
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    12-19-2011, 10:25 AM
Green Broke
We recently started using Haystretchers from Producer's Pride due to a severe hay shortage in our area..and the horses seem to all be doing very well on it. It does have great nutrition.
As far as your boy- if you've been wetting it, I'd probably keep doing so.
    12-19-2011, 10:53 AM
I use Blue Seal Haystretcher so my easy keeper(s) can feel like they are being fed something. I have had good luck with it.

I would think at the age of 32 that soaking his feed is probably a good thing no matter what you feed him.
    12-19-2011, 11:03 AM
I didn't try one with my horses, but hay stretchers are rather popular at the rescue close by. I did buy Blue Seal one for them in past. My former BO fed soaked haystretcher to her 30+ yo toothless gelding 3 times/day to help with the weight (not sure about the brand though).

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