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post #1 of 8 Old 02-02-2012, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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Thinking of switching senior feed

I am currently feeding my 19 year old TB gelding Purina Horseman's Edge Senior. I used to feed him Albers Senior but my feed store stopped carrying it and recommended I try the Horseman's Edge because it was similar in price. One of the first things I noticed about this feed is I can't find a list of ingredients for it. I know that the Albers had beet pulp and other good stuff in it and also had a nice, yummy smell to it. The horsemans Edge smells like rabbit food and I'm not so sure it has any beet pulp in it. Matter of fact, I don't know what it has in it. I read on another forum that it is low quality and has fillers in it like peanut hulls Caesar is at a decent weight right now but he still has a thin look to him. He's been wormed and has had his teeth done he's just always been a hard keeper. I give him a good amount of hay everyday and was wondering if it's just better to spend a little more and put him on either Purina Senior or Nutrena senior. My current feed store carries Purina and there is another store that recently opened that carries Nutrena. I have heard many good things about both of those feeds but I haven't heard much about the Horseman's Edge. I would like to hear any opinions you may have about any of these feeds.

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post #2 of 8 Old 02-02-2012, 01:08 PM
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This might help with the ingredients: Purina Mills - Horseman's Edge Pellet 12:6+L

How is your horse doing on his current feed?

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Thank you...this is the first site to show the ingredients. However that is the 12% pellet. I'm using the senior which is a 14%. I wonder what bty-products are?? hmmmm....peanut hulls? lol

He's doing ok on the Horseman's Edge, I just wonder if the others are better. It's kinda like my dog food. the first ingredient is de-boned chicken not corn. I guess I was wondering if I was feeding my horse a bunch of garbage and fillers.
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This might help!

Senior Horse Feed Advice From Triple Crown Senior Horse Feed Nutritional Advisors

Another great feed is LMF Senior. Mudpie's actually on that right now, and we both really like it (he likes it because it's delicious, I like it because it's a really good feed and keeps weight on him!).

L M F Feeds - Home

Good luck, and let us know what you do and how it goes!! :)

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post #5 of 8 Old 02-02-2012, 02:02 PM
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Two thumbs up for Nutrena Senior.

My oldest turns 26 in a couple of weeks. He's almost fat! Most condition he has carried in his entire life.
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post #6 of 8 Old 02-02-2012, 02:09 PM
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This has some information, but very vague..

I feed my horse Triple Crown Senior feed (he's going on 11) and he's doing great on it. I haven't tried other feeds but it's good that you're checking if there's something better out there. Hopefully you find the info you need!

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One of the many things I love about Purina (No, I do NOT) is that a person has to really dig to find the guaranteed analysis and ingredients list.

That fact they don't put it on a feed bag is enough to make me walk away.

I can't believe there's actually a G/A tag on somebody's website; thanks for finding that Skyseternalangel:)

The first three ingredients on a bag of anything are always what the majority of the bag is made up of. Anything after that is considered a trace amount; the further down the list, the smaller that trace amount becomes.

These first few items would be the second reason I would run from a bag of Purina feed.

processed grain bty-products, grain products, roughage products, soybean oil, molasses products

Notice everything has the word "products" attached to it; that generally means "cheap" and no, you wouldn't want to feed it to your rabbit.

Purina is also noted for not being consistent in product content; just because the bag says something doesn't mean it's true, where they are concerned. There people on other forums that have enough money to send feeds out for analysis just because they're curious.

According to what I have read, Purina is at the top of list for Q/A inconsistencies. That is a shame because I do believe their R&D works hard and believe in the product they produce; it's what happens at production time that concerns me.
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post #8 of 8 Old 02-02-2012, 06:23 PM
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Yeah I wouldn't feed my horse something that didn't list the ingredients. Anything vague is something to stay away from..

And you're welcome. I'm so down for finding answers!

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