Originally Posted by deserthorsewoman
If she gets sweetfeed high, stay away from Omolene. It has a NSC of 34%, 1535 calories/ lb. The Safe Choice is, unless it's the Special Care, still higher than I would be comfortable feeding such a horse. Over 20%, 22, I believe.
Try Purina Strategy Healthy Edge. 17% NSC, 1300 Cal.
If you need the calories, check into Ultium. Low sugar/starch, lots of calories.
I wanted to try the Healthy Edge, but I don't think anyone in my area has it. Or the Ultium. She does fine temperment wise on Safe Choice. She doesn't need calories, I just want something to maintain her condition, as she is 17. We are trying the omolene, but I told the barn owner if either of our horses go nutzo, to stop it immediately. On sweet feed ( just regular 12%, she wasn't to bad under saddle, it was with other horses that she went nutty. We think she got into a fight with the boss mare. Got her butt tore open. I don't want that again. Thanks!