So this new feed store opened up in town and they sell Nutrena and Purina feed. We currently are buying Seminole feed but the dealer is getting kind of pricey.
Tiger & Pepper are getting Gold Chance 10: Seminole Gold Chance 10
Gizmo is getting Seminole Senior Formula: Seminole Senior Formula
We're thinking about switching over to either Nutrena or Purina, I was just wanting to get some other people's opinion. I want to know (1)
if my horses are getting what they need out of their feed (2)
if not if I need to switch to Nutrena or Purina and what specific feed would be best and (3)
if I should start my horses on any supplements. Any advice AT ALL would be helpful.
So some things about my horses... (just for reference, my horses were
getting about a scoop of food and 2 flakes of Orchard & Alfalfa hay in the morning and night during the winter and they were still skinny, but now that summer has hit I have to cut down becuase they get too fat & I fear they will founder, so only Tiger gets hay now because he is in a stall during the day)
Tiger- 11 years old, 14 hands. About 950 pounds? I currently compete in small local shows and barrel races with him. He is being ridden 2-4 times a week. I would like to start hunter under saddle and maybe dressage or jumping with him? He is in the stall for about 10 hours a day. He gets 1 flake of Orchard & Alfalfa hay in the morning and 3/4 scoop of Gold Chance 10 in the evening.
I also just started him on this hoof supplement because his hoofs get extra soft and start to tear up in the moist summer here (TLC Animal Nutrition, Inc. - The Most Trusted Name in Animal Health.
Pepper- 18 years old, a little under 14 hands. Around 850 pounds? He is mostly a pasture horse except for now and then when we do a trail ride or fun show. He is just getting 3/4 scoop of Gold Chance 10 in the evening.
Gizmo- 19 years old, around 13 hands. Maybe 775 pounds? A girl is riding him in western pleasure in small shows. He is getting ridden about 3-4 times a week. He is getting 3/4 scoop of Seminole Senior in the evening.
I was also wondering if I should put him on any supplements? He has not had any problems with his joints but I would like to prevent any if possible. He has also had some colic issues in the past.
Okay I think that's it. Just wondering what feed and supplements you would recommend for my horses. Even if it is another Seminole feed. Thanks everyone in advance!
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