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garlicbunny 10-22-2012 12:52 PM

Can you feed Purina Enrich 32 alone without additional grain?
 
Have been doing a bit of research on ration balancers and vitamin supplements for easy keepers. Our horses are out 24/7 and get no grain or hay (hay only when camping or trailering out). Both are far from skinny but have been wondering if they are getting all the nutrition they need. We ride 3-4 days a week trail riding for 2- 3 hours at a time. I have heard Triple Crown is one of the better ones followed by Nutrena and Purina, I know there are others but have found the purina Enrich close to my home so I was wondering if I need to add to grain or if I can feed it alone. Thanks a lot!

themacpack 10-22-2012 12:54 PM

The short answer is yes - that is how it is intended to be used.

garlicbunny 10-22-2012 05:34 PM

Thank you themacpack, You know I pretty much knew that but you hear of people top dressing, just wanted to make sure. Thanks again!

verona1016 10-22-2012 06:19 PM

Yeah, it can also be used in smaller amounts to top dress grain when they're not getting the minimum recommended amount.

Lockwood 10-22-2012 06:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by themacpack (Post 1727986)
The short answer is yes - that is how it is intended to be used.

And my horse agrees! He loves his whole whopping 1/2 cup at each feeding. :-)
I've been feeding him this way for 8 months now and he is sleek, fat, and shiny.

HappyHorse13 02-12-2013 09:44 AM

I have seen many barns do this. They got 1/2 cup to 1 cup of Purina Enrich 32 twice a day. They were on a orchard grass timothy mix and they looked pretty good! It is usually fed alone for easy keeper horses.

garlicbunny 02-12-2013 05:49 PM

gosh 1/2 cup is not much at all, do you mean 1/2 lb? This thread is a little older, we had decided to go with TC 30%, 1 lb a day. Thanks though!

Lockwood 02-12-2013 10:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by garlicbunny (Post 1891293)
gosh 1/2 cup is not much at all, do you mean 1/2 lb? This thread is a little older, we had decided to go with TC 30%, 1 lb a day. Thanks though!

:D
Nope, I meant to say 1/2 a cup.
It's all he needs.
It is funny though...
5 seconds of chomping followed by 5 minutes of slurping and licking up the imaginary crumbs.


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