Originally Posted by armydogs
At what age do you recommend switching a horse to senior feed? The vet thinks Bo is about 19 yrs old by looking at his teeth. We currently have him on regular strategy, and he seems to be doing fine. I just don't know when I should change him over.
I have 2 older, wouldn't necessarily call them senior, horses on Strategy Healthy Edge and they are looking great. I was using Strategy GX but I like the higher fat content of the HE. The 2 in question are coming 16 & 17. If I noticed that they could no longer chew hay efficiently (assuming teeth have just been floated) and/or they started dropping weight for no apparent reason, I'd try them on Senior. It's a complete feed designed for horses that can no longer chew or digest real well, so it's easier to maintain them on it in their "golden" years. Since it's also several $$$ more than either of the Strategy feeds, I'll stick with the HE as long as they look good.