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post #21 of 25 Old 06-14-2012, 04:42 PM
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I'm not much help with the joint supplement, but in regard to the Enrich 32 vs. SmartVite, it depends on what her whole diet looks like. Is she getting any hard feed in addition to the E32? Is she getting 100% alfalfa, or is she also getting some grass hay? If she's still getting mostly grass and only a little alfalfa, you don't need to switch ration balancers, but you can also look at Enrich 12; it's the same thing as E32, except formulated for horses on an alfalfa diet.

I don't think there's any reason to use both E32 and SmartVite- if she's getting at least the minimum per the feeding directions on the bag of E32 then she should have her bases covered in terms of vitamins & minerals. However, if the SmartVite is cheaper, then switching might make sense.

It sounds like you're trying to put a little more weight on her, and that her workload will be increasing in the near future, so some additional calories are probably in order, especially if you end up switching to the SmartVite. Beet pulp, rice bran and alfalfa (pellets in my case, but hay is even better) are my first go-to's for adding calories.
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I use SmartFlex Senior and love it! Just remember, if you're showing any USEF sanctioned shows (or any others, check with your rules) to use the Herb Free because Devil's Claw is not allowed for showing. I still show my mare but only at schooling shows, if I go back to rated shows I will switch to the Herb Free.

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I love technyflex. Prin has turned into a 4yo ! She's 16 arthritic fetlock and we hunt. She's not the sore one the next day either!
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post #24 of 25 Old 06-15-2012, 07:15 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I will be asking the vet about it today. I might have to wait a bit to start her on something though as the vet is coming out to find out why she is losing weight all of a sudden. So I won't be working her to much until she fills out some.
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post #25 of 25 Old 06-15-2012, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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Vet recommended joint rescue and msm. Cheaper than most of the others.
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