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post #1 of 8 Old 11-08-2013, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Need opinions on a feed

I am soon switching barns to get my guy back on pasture board. At the barn they feed Cool Balance by FRM. Cool Balance
Currently he's on Seminole Wellness Senior and doing well.

I just would like some thoughts on if I should switch him to the Cool Balance or keep him on the Wellness? He has been somewhat a hard keeper, but now being practically out of work only doing trails here and there he's kept his weight up better. Wellness helped him gain to where he should be. I don't want him to lose weight if we switch but the couple feeding their horses CB swears by it.

You guys always give great advice so I figured I'd ask for an opinion on this. :)
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post #2 of 8 Old 11-08-2013, 12:44 PM
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I'd keep him on the Wellness.... it's more nutritionally balanced( higher in critical vit/ mins).
Plus I don't like it when I don't know WHAT is in a feed. But that's just me.
I'd love to have that Seminole feed around here.
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post #3 of 8 Old 11-08-2013, 01:47 PM
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Why would you even contemplate switching if what you are feeding is working, meets the needs of the horse, he is thriving and the feed has more "things" added the other just doesn't...

As long as it is available...
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It would be simpler and easier to have him on the same feed as everyone else at the barn, that's why I asked. :) thanks for y'all's opinions!
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post #5 of 8 Old 11-08-2013, 02:36 PM
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Are you buying and providing or is the barn offering you the option of staying on his current feed and they buy and provide?

If they are offering for you to stay on his current feed I would...maybe the barn will change over to your brand if they see positive results...

If you are buying, a steel garbage can with locking lid with a bag dumped in it...every horse should be being fed as an individual anyhow so I don't see where it really makes a difference.
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The barn is 30 mins from my town, and what I feed is only in my town. If I stay on the same feed, I will have to take it to the barn myself. I told them that my current barn lets me buy my own feed and credits me per month. If I keep him on Wellness I'll just have to see how much they'd be willing to credit me. They will already be giving me a good deal and a slight discount because I will be helping out a little.
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Any other thoughts?
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post #8 of 8 Old 11-13-2013, 08:51 PM
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Hello, I'm not familiar with either of the feeds you mentioned as they aren't available in my area, but I am very familiar with hard keepers and my experience says if you've found a feed that gets a good result stick to it. Having worked in many facilities over the years any good one won't mind feeding your horse the way you prefer. You can always buy your feed in quantities that will last longer if multiple trips are the problem. The average horse may do just fine on most any feed, but if you've had problems in the past I'd say better safe than sorry. Hope the move works out well for you.
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