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post #11 of 22 Old 04-30-2011, 11:50 AM
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In the past, I have used both. I feel that Strategy did much more for putting weight on than Safechoice.
Safechoise was always fed to my miniatures or fat Mustangs.
The horses always enjoyed these feeds and I've fed both for years with no problems. I really have nothing horrible to say about either, other than Safechoices price increases monthly.

I've since changed to Tribute Solutions feeds and like them much better. Better quality, better results, cheaper, no fillers, pro biodics right in the feed. Solutions 14 for thin or harder keepers and Solutions 10 for the easier keepers or over weight horses.
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post #12 of 22 Old 05-06-2011, 01:38 PM
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Have you heard of Gen-X?

I only feed my mare and gelding 3/4 lb a day, and it's got probiotics, trace minerals, and a full spectrum of proteins.
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post #13 of 22 Old 05-06-2011, 01:56 PM
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SafeChoice is our base feed for 30+ horses. Various ages, breeds and activity levels. We vary the amount fed to relate the the work load they are carrying. Free choice quality hay, water and salt blocks.

The horses that come to us that have been on Strategy settle down about 3-4 days off the feed.

I like the SafeChoice that we can feed as much as needed - yet the horses do not get stupid.
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post #14 of 22 Old 05-06-2011, 02:04 PM
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I have had good luck with safechoice.
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post #15 of 22 Old 02-20-2013, 04:15 PM
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I feed both and I love the Neutrena safe choice and senior WAY better than strategy. It's to much like a sweet feed and neutrena has better nutrients in it. The coats of the horses on Neutrena are so shiny, we don't even use show shine for shows anymore. The horses on strategy look like your average horse, but with a little more spunk. My overall choice is Neutrena Safe Choice all the way.

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post #16 of 22 Old 02-20-2013, 04:25 PM
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I use to feed my horses Purina, however there prices started to go up and up. So I started looking into other horse feeds. I now feed Safe Choice Original and like it a lot.
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post #17 of 22 Old 02-21-2013, 11:05 AM
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Strategy has alot of corn in it. Not my fav at all, but I prefer it over Safe Choice. I have watched several horses get thin eating a good deal of safe choice. We just dont get good results from it here.

Honestly, I think there are better choices out there from each brand. Purina's Ultium and Nutrena's lifestyles (the mare and foal is great. rice bran based pellet) are vastly better IMO.

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post #18 of 22 Old 02-21-2013, 11:16 AM
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I, too, wasn't too thrilled about the Safe Choice, saw better results with the Strategy.
I second the Life Design line of Nutrena, the senior for feeding a horse up, the prime for maintenance. Haven't had a reason to try the mare&foal, enough proteins with alfalfa hay fed.
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post #19 of 22 Old 02-21-2013, 12:10 PM
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I actually mix a 50/50 ratio of strategy and safechoice...I figure i get the best chance of balance that way..
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post #20 of 22 Old 02-21-2013, 06:34 PM
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If a horse is on just grass hay. The mare and foal works great, and actually, I have even added extra alfalfa on top of the hay and still not had any issues. I dont worry too much about extra protein unless it causes alot of excess peeing. Its the only one formulated around rice bran and it helped put weight back on my SSH gelding much faster than anything else I tried.

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