I am thinking of switching my feed over to purina strategy. Does anyone here have any opinions on it? Do you feed less hay?
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Strategy Healthy Edge Is very good.
I feed Strategy GX (can't get Healthy Edge or I'd feed that) and I free feed grass hay in round bales. My horses all do very well on that combo and I don't have any thin horses or horses in poor coat, except for the one I just rescued but give her a month or 2 and she'll look just like the rest of 'em.
This is Lucky at 32 years old, I finally had to put him down last winter, but not for lack of eating or nutrition, LOL!
And here's Viado aka ROUND BOY, he's 7 and he's obviously not lacking either! He gets 3 lbs of Strategy 2X/day and he's out on pasture with a round bale the rest of the time. Other than salt and water, I don't feed anything else.
My experience with it has not been good, my horses got VERY hot on it and all the starch in it caused my TB to either develop ulcer, or more likely caused them to flare up. I had much better luck with triple crown. Every horse will be different and even tho none of my 3 horses did good on it(nor the healthy edge) yours may be different.
I feed GX as well with the exception of my youngsters, they get Ultium growth and my old man gets his in a mash with alfalfa cubes, wheat germ oil & trace minerals. He will be 30 and lacking in the teeth department. I've had no problems with it and they all look great. I tried the Healthy Edge when I first switched (after my triple crown dealer closed) and had a few who wouldn't touch it.
Here's Woodstock - he's on 2 lbs GX am & pm, pasture all day & tim/orchard hay now that there isn't quite the nutrition in the grass.
I have one that does well on it, one that doesn't. We use nutrena compete on both and add in senior for one...and they both do well.
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I'm not a Purina fan as they tend to use least cost formulas (any thoughts, Holly? ) From my understanding, their product that is a fixed formula is Wellsolve, which is why it's the one that's more expensive.
I had horses on Strategy for several years till they "improved" their formula-then all my horses got thin.
Anymore, I wouldn't pick Strategy unless I had a race type horse. I don't like high starch feeds, period. If I had to pick a Purina product I'd go with Enriched 12 or 32, depending on hay.
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