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post #1 of 3 Old 04-18-2019, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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I’m currently feeding LMF Senior to my boy. It’s kinda hard to find so I was hoping to find something well recommended that might be easier to find. He is about 11yrs old and I ride him 3-4 times a week. He doesn’t need a performance blend just a good quality senior feed. Thank you in advance.

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post #2 of 3 Old 04-18-2019, 09:47 PM
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So many brands dependent upon location....


Where do you live and what brands are in your area readily available?
We need more information to be able to give you suggestions....
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Hi, Firstly, why do you feel the need for a 'complete' pelleted feed for your 11yo? How much hay/grazing does he get? Anything else? Does he get nutritional supps for eg? Is he a 'hard keeper'? Is he in hard work? There are many good senior, pelleted or otherwise feeds out there, and it depends what you're needing as to what may be best.

That LMF Senior is high NSC - over 27% in their analysis. I don't like that. But otherwise, the ingredients don't look too bad. There are some 'additives' that look good... some may be more 'marketing look good' tho - eg. I know in humans at least, taking omega 3 & 6 together basically cancels out their goodness. And horses generally(depends, but...) get enough O6 in their diets without supps. Glucosamine is a bit of a questionable good... I couldn't find an analysis for nutritional balance for it.

So... I'd look at what's available, what your horse needs & why, then you can work out what may be best.

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