Originally Posted by SaddleStrings
It's just frustrating that I've had to search high and low to find the Well Solve this time around. It's a good product, my Cushoid horse does well on this feed, and eats it readily. I'm just hoping it's not going to be hard to come by in the coming months. It's already a pricier feed than most and if I have to travel around to find it, it's a strain on my gas and wallet in the long run.
I can really feel your pain on this one. I have two horses with metabolic issues and third one that is oat/corn/soy intolerant.
I am glad your horse is doing well on the L/S. I had my EMS horse on L/S when Purina first rolled out the WellSolve. I gave him until half way thru the bag to perk back up
again; he didn't. I took the rest of the bag back to the store, left my phone # for a Purina rep to call me and that never happened.
That's when I started driving 92 miles (one way) to buy EquiPride. I just can't make that drive anymore, so I am also looking for other options. Difficult for the metabolic horses. Impossible for the one with soy intolerance, whom I didn't realize he was THAT soy intolerant until I got him on EquiPride, which is soy-free.
At the moment, I am feeding my two seniors Triple Crown as the nearest dealer is "only" 41 miles away
I did that so I could stretch the EquiPride out longer and feed it to my soy intolerant horse for as long as possible.
I hear the rumor that McCauley feeds has a product called M-10 that is soy free but I haven't investigated too much. I do know there's a feed dealer "only" 38 miles from me that sells McCauley.
Since there's a Purina consultant on reading this thread:
How about TELLING Purina to get busy in their R&D and develop a soy-free product - it can be done but nobody will because it's too "cost effective" to use soy as the protein source.
Also, I have great respect for all the effort in Purina's R&D -- it's when products hit the production line that QA (or QC, whatever they call them) surely must go on lunch break during a shift, that I have issues. It doesn't cost much money, for individuals like myself, to send feed samplings to a lab for analysis to see just how close the Guaranteed Analysis on the bag matches what's in the bag.
Taking Tractor Supply & the local Co-op out of the picture, my closest feed dealer is 22 miles away -- they sell their own feed and a full line of Purina products. I spend a lot of money at that feed store - just not on horse feed-----------------
Regardless of what brand a person chooses to feed, it's getting to the point where our choices are limited. I do not like being told "you feed THIS because it's all we're going to stock, or you can drive to Egypt if you don't like it.
This "not much choice" is rant I could stay on my soapbox about. I will step down while I might still be ahead