Triple Crown Senior Vs Nutrena Life Design Senior Vs Purina Ultium
I'm trying to put weight on my underweight 11 year old gelding. He is QH/Arab. I can get the TC senior but they would have to special order it for me and is around $23 a bag:shock: but the other two are readily available to me. He drops a lot of feed (even though I just had his teeth done a couple weeks ago). He needs to gain maybe about 150 lbs. and muscle. Any experience with these feeds?
I have my horse, who is a coming 11 year old 17hh hard keeper, on Triple Crown Senior right now and he's doing very well! Being a hard keeper, it's been a challenge to keep weight on him.
Anyway the barn gives him 2 scoops per meal (I know it should be weighed.. but it's a busy barn) and he's keeping his weight on while I'm exercising him via lunging and riding.
Do you know his history, if he's allergic to anything?
If you're looking to gain weight, you want a high fat %, but make sure there are vitamins and nutrients in the feed. I'm not sure about the other two feeds. But I hope I've helped.
it took a lot of trial and error to find the right feed regimen for my TB who i would consider a hard keeper. his current feed consists of the following (twice a day):
10lbs pasture grass hay
5lbs alfalfa hay
3lbs Strategy Healthy Edge
3lbs Elk Grove Milling stable mix
I feed my hungry horses free choice grass hay, appx 5 lbs of Purina Strategy and then for the one I rescued who is gaining weight, either Ultium or Amplify. I think I prefer the Ultium, simply for cost reasons but I use the Amplify if I don't have time to go buy from 2 different feed stores.
I just recently switched over to the Life Design Senior. My gelding really likes it and I really like the ingredients in it. The flaxseed and beet pulp were my selling points.
I feed Nutrena Senior. It just has more good stuff in it, including Probiotics and Prebiotics.. beet pulp,rice bran, flax, biotin for feet, vitamins/minerals, etc. Everyone I feed it to looks great and in good weight, shiney and healthy
I use Triple Crown Senior and top dress it with their rice oil blend. It has worked well on my aged Arab. My feed store carries it at 20 bucks. I am sure because yours has to order it may explain the extra 3 bucks.
Haven't tried the others, but TS Senior is very good. Big fat nuggets my parrot mouthed horse can eat. I currently have a fat TB in part due to that stuff.
i have tried ultium, strategy and blue seal carb guard (cant get blue seal every where, depends on what area you are in) for my horse which have all worked well! ive also added oil and rice bran in the past which my horse loved and helped her keep eating and put on lbs when she drops weight!
oh and if your horse drops a lot of feed you can try a feed bag!! :)
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