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post #51 of 53 Old 03-01-2011, 01:15 PM
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if you figure the min amount of safe choice to be fed against the min of a ration balancer they are cheaper .. feeds have a min for a reason that is what is needed NORMALLY in addition to x amount of hay/pasture to give them the needed nutrition

Proper deworming makes a HUGE difference in most horses when the worm load is too high they are taking vital nutrients from the horse.

Ration balancer on average is about 50 cents a day
Safe Choice on average is $1 a day at the min amount to be fed and nutrition is still boarder line low there
Either you are posting this for others so they can read it again, or you are missing my point.

I am not feeding the minimum amount of safechoice or anything else. I have an easy keeper. So again, this is not saving me money, it is going to cost me quite a bit more, actually.

Maybe I will just put her on Smartvites.
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Either you are posting this for others so they can read it again, or you are missing my point.

I am not feeding the minimum amount of safechoice or anything else. I have an easy keeper. So again, this is not saving me money, it is going to cost me quite a bit more, actually.

Maybe I will just put her on Smartvites.
Not missing your point at all and yes it is posted for "anybody/everybody"

The smartvites aren't bad but if this is the mare needing muscle you might look into Tri Amino in addition to the smartvit as they are still pretty low in the amino acids

I have been called the NSC Nazi more then once ... I hate traditional feed methods of loading our horses up on grains and junk food :)
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I was going to start my pony on a RB, but discovered that it would be cheaper for me to go with a vitamin supplement since I was feeding him a smaller amount of grain than I would've been with a RB (Hope that made sense!). I just started him on SmartVite EZ Keeper Grass Pellets and he loves them, but then again he loves just about anything!

Cori, how much of the Blue Seal Trotter are you giving him now? You might could feed him a small amount of that and put in a vitamin supplement. The one I'm using costs about $17 a month. See how much grain you would be feeding him a month and calculate up the cost of that, then if you decide to go with a vitamin supplement report back to us and we can all help you pick one that wouldn't put a hole in your pocket :]

ETA: Also Cori, I *think* that most RBs are pelleted. And I'm not sure of anywhere that does samples for RBs, but SmartPak does samples for their supplements. They'll send you 3 days worth.

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