Stable's Choice 12 or Purina Edge(LONG)
When I first moved down to NC the new barn switched my then 18month old PaintxTB gelding to Purina Omolene #100....they and I noticed that he seemed slow, non interested, and just out of energy, so we did some research and switched him to Purina Equine Junior. He did much better, and before long was back to his normal self.
About 2months ago I moved my now 2.5year old horse home. My local feed store, does not sell Purina Omolene #100, or Equine Junior, so I slowly weaned him off the Purina, and onto the closest thing that I thought, which was Stable's Choice 12 from Wal-Mart.
He seems to be doing just fine on it, don't have any issues with it what so ever, except for I do have to feed him a bit more of it to keep him looking at a good weight. He gets hay throughout the day, and has limited pasture to graze on.
Stable's Choice 12 is a "Textured Sweet Feed for the Maintenance of Mature Horses" I talked to my feed guy today, whom I also buy hay from, and he suggested that I switch my horse to the Purina Edge, or the Strategy. From doing some research on the Strategy, I do believe that is a little bit more than what I am looking for.
So I guess what my questions are....should I switch him to a more well known feed such as Purina Edge? Or should I keep him on the Stable's Choice 12. The Stable's Choice 12 is a sweet feed, and the Purina Edge is a pelleted feed. So all around which is a better feed? I want the better feed for the money.
Heres some info on the Stable's Choice 12
Don't have the info on the Purina Edge in front of me at this time, but my understanding is that with the Edge, I would have to feed less than I would with the Stable's Choice 12.
Any and all help would be greatly appreciated, as I can't wrap my mind around what he needs, and what he is actually getting. Thanks so much!