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  • Proforcefuel vs purina ultium

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    02-12-2014, 08:39 PM
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Weanling
Horse Feed Experts needed!

I am looking for that well perfect FEED! As a lot of you know from my frequent post I have a quite underweight 13 year old thoroughbred mare!

Right now she is on 6lb a day of nutrena pro force fuel and is gaining nicely but seems alittle hot on it? As well as beet pulp with molasses

So my question is what do you feed?? Nutrena Purina, and triple crown, are the top sellers here at my feed store in fl which do you feed and what style of the feed also if possible give me an estimate on price per bag your experience with it are your horses calm or hot

What do you look for in a horse feed.
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    02-12-2014, 09:44 PM
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Green Broke
The best feed is a good quality hay and nice pasture
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    02-12-2014, 10:14 PM
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Showing
As Stevenson says and if you're just bustin to feed her hard feed, try Senior, 2lbs twice daily. It contains beet pulp and extra oils. TBs in particular get hot headed in direct relation to the grains/pellets they are fed and the quantities, especially if forced to live in a stall.
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    02-12-2014, 10:17 PM
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Weanling
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Originally Posted by stevenson    
the best feed is a good quality hay and nice pasture
Are pasture is a sand pit

So we keep round bale 24/7 to give them something to munch on its coastal.... Not the best but we have to keep hay 24/7 and that gets pricey.
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    02-12-2014, 10:18 PM
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Weanling
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As Stevenson says and if you're just bustin to feed her hard feed, try Senior, 2lbs twice daily. It contains beet pulp and extra oils.
Senior what?
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    02-12-2014, 10:52 PM
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Trained
Soaked alfalfa pellets or alfalfa hay, rice bran, flaxseed, a good vit/min mix.
That would be the bulk of the ration. Then you can add, if needed, Purina Ultium or Amplify.
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    02-13-2014, 02:16 AM
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Weanling
My horse gets pretty much all the hay she wants. (good quality orchard hay) She gets two lbs of alfalfa pellets mixed with one cup of freshly ground flax seed, and 2 ounces of her locally produced (formulated for this area) vitamin/mineral mixture.
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    02-13-2014, 07:00 AM
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Weanling
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Originally Posted by deserthorsewoman    
soaked alfalfa pellets or alfalfa hay, rice bran, flaxseed, a good vit/min mix.
That would be the bulk of the ration. Then you can add, if needed, Purina Ultium or Amplify.
Alfalfa pellets? Everyone has mentioned them but to be honest I have never seen them? How are they sold like a regular bag of feed? How much are they??
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    02-13-2014, 07:01 AM
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Weanling
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Originally Posted by sparks879    
My horse gets pretty much all the hay she wants. (good quality orchard hay) She gets two lbs of alfalfa pellets mixed with one cup of freshly ground flax seed, and 2 ounces of her locally produced (formulated for this area) vitamin/mineral mixture.
Do you soak alfalfa pellets??
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    02-13-2014, 09:09 AM
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Weanling
I would recommend steering clear of molasses if you think your horse gets hot off her feed. If you're looking to simplify your horse's diet and help her gain weight at the same time, you should look into Triple Crown's senior feed. Even if your horse is not old, senior feed is more palatable and digestible and the Triple Crown Senior seems to have a higher fat and fiber content than other brands.

Our horses get Southern States Solutions. This feed is also fairly high in fat and fiber and has done a wonderful job of keeping our thoroughbreds, and one senior thoroughbred-type appaloosa gelding in great body condition, without making them hot, and without feeding them large volumes. They're not getting good grazing right now either because of the weather. We're buried under more than a foot of snow and temperatures have been in the single digits (Fahrenheit). The horses get hay, but nothing over the top in quality and they're still in good shape and keeping warm with their current feeding regimen.

If you're really stumped, perhaps you should talk to your vet or an equine nutritionist.
     

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