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post #1 of 20 Old 11-23-2010, 01:03 AM Thread Starter
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Natures Essentials Enrich 32 feed made by Purina

Anyone tried it? I'm looking for a feed that offers the nutrients for a super easy keeper. That is the product Purina recommends.
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Yes, I've been using it for about 5 years (it was called born to win previously), it helped my spotted saddle horse gelding who was an easy keeper immensely. Changed him from a lazy guy back to his former energetic self.

Also, both geldings needed only a small amount of grain daily, and the feed store man explained that a regular 12% pellet such as Horsemans Edge is formulated to provide the needed daily vitamins only when fed the recommended amount on the bag (ie 1 to 1&1/2 scoops am & pm), so that by feeding less than that I wasn't actually giving them enough to provide the neccessary vitamins. He explained that Enrich 32 is actually a supplement in pelleted form, that provides everything they need in a small amount, only 1 pound a day for their size would give them what they need vitamin wise.

I am interested in the opinions of others, so will be watching for other replies.
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Thanks for the reply Anna. I know I'm not giving my horse enough of his current feed, but if I gave him the right amount he'd be really fat. That's the reason I may order the feed I mentioned.
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but if I gave him the right amount he'd be really fat.
Yes, so even though it is more $ per bag for Enrich 32 it is cost effective because I fed less, and gives the right vitamins....
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I wanted to add from the other thread Sandy. I have a friend whose been using the Purina Enrich 32 for 7-8 yrs or something like that. She has fed it to everything from a broodmare, weanlings, yearlings, riding horses, etc and all have done really really well on it.
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I have used Purina's other Nature's Essentials products. The one they used to call "Mare and Maintenance," but now is called something else. It is the same as the Enrich 32 except it is 12% protein instead of 32%.

I have also used their Nature's Essentials mineral blocks. My and my neighbor's horses love them, and it gives me piece of mind that they have access to extra minerals in case their regular feed is lacking something.

It is not a mineralized salt block, it is an actual mineral block. I do buy them salt blocks too.
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I do like ration balancer feeds (as this is), but I will not feed any Purina product. They do not use fixed formulas, so you have no idea what the ingredients are going to be from bag to bag, or where they came from (GMO, imported, etc.). Purina has too many recalls for me to be comfortable with them as well.

I use a vit/min supplement with alfalfa pellets and a littel flax meal. It has worked very well for me.
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Thank you all very much for the responses. Any and all are very much welcomed and appreciated. It really sounds like exactly what I am looking for in a feed.

Luvsride, I have not ignored your warnings. Both of my horses are on Purina feeds and I have yet to have a problem. I would very much like to know from where you get this information. Is this from your personal experience or from information you have gotten from another source? I am being sincere and would very much like to know. I'm not sure I would even know if a feed I was using had been recalled.
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I used this for 3 horses for about a year and didnt really like it :( it was like $30 a bag and even though I bought the same product it looked different sometimes. I wasnt impressed with the price,the results,or the product overall. I switched everyone to LMF which I have been thrilled with!

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I used this for 3 horses for about a year and didnt really like it :( it was like $30 a bag and even though I bought the same product it looked different sometimes. I wasnt impressed with the price,the results,or the product overall. I switched everyone to LMF which I have been thrilled with!
This is exactly why I am not a Purina fan. They will tell you themselves that their feed is not a fixed formula and will vary at times. I have called and ask them if they use GMO grains and they could not tell me either way, which means that don't care/check or don't want to admit that they do.

None of their feeds (that I have looked at) have an ingredient list that you can look at online. This is because they have different mills spread over the country making their feeds. These mills get to choose whatever ingredients are cheapest and most available, as long as the guaranteed analysis levels stay the same, or close.

As for the recalls, I get the notices just like others, straight from Purina or consumer report groups. They haven't had one in a couple of years or so, at least not that I have gotten a notice about, but that doesn't boost my confidence in their products much.
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