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post #21 of 24 Old 06-11-2019, 07:19 AM
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I've had good results with hemp oil (Elite Three product), and am currently trying camelina oil which is cheaper. My gelding preferred the hemp oil. In his case, it's more for the omega fats and their anti-inflammatory properties since he is older and is showing some stiffness. But also for coat since he has dry skin. Flax is also excellent.

For keeping weight on him, I prefer beet pulp.
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post #22 of 24 Old 06-11-2019, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by greentree View Post
Are you in the US? I have been extremely pleased with the Tribute Feed Kalm Ultra. It is high fat. I had to switch to the Essential K ration balancer, because even my super model horses were getting too fat!

I like that DAC oil, but it is unnecessary with that Kalm Ultra.
Do you have any issues with them when you ride them?

I had a horse I was training, who was thin (previous owners didn't get his teeth done. Ever. ) But he was on Kalm N EZ. Current owner asked the feed store what they recommended for weight gain and they did the Kalm Ultra so we switched him. He was pretty laid back, and made a ton of progress in his two weeks. As soon as we switched him, he became so hyper he was miserable to ride. Super hot. Took him off a couple weeks later (unfortunately it took me that long to figure out what his problem was) and he went back to his old mellow self. The Kalm N EZ is much lower in NSC.

I had the same issue with my filly, who I switched over temporarily because of the other horse being there and couldn't separate them (long story) so she was eating his food. She normally rides amazing. But when she was eating Kalm Ultra she was a nut job. Absolutely crazy. I put her back on my normal feed and she is back to her normal self.

So while I've not had good experiences with it, I'm a firm believer in that different feeds work for different horses based on their activity level, age, etc. Just curious to know if anyone else has had issues with hotness on the Ultra.

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post #23 of 24 Old 06-11-2019, 08:37 AM
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I use a oil-based supplement over the winter, for coat and skin and to replace vitamin E lost in dry hay (they are on grass pasture all summer)

My guys is a pretty easy keeper though, and I donít think it helps put weight on per say.

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post #24 of 24 Old 06-11-2019, 09:24 AM
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Just be aware horse might eat beet pulp for a while then quit eating it. Had that happen and nothing could convince horse to eat it again.

Have 2 horse's who won't touch bp. Alfalfa is a better option in my book. Beet pulp requires soaking if horse doesn't like wet feed they won't eat it...might not eat it any way.

Alfalfa pellets added to whatever grain you have available. Or alfalfa hay, a lot of horse's wont do beet pulp. I fed alfalfa pellets and never soaked them never an issue. Don't feed alfalfa pellets anymore current horse's don't like them.
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