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post #1 of 8 Old 05-27-2015, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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Grain question

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At the boarding barn where I keep my horse, the grain they feed is a sweet feed. He is fed a full scoop of it twice a day and it doesn't do much for my horse. And while he gets free choice grass and hay 24/7, he could use a bit more weight, muscle, and energy.

I've heard that Purina Strategy and Purina Performance are good ones, but I want to explore all my options. ALSO: it needs to be relatively cheap, because I am definitely not rolling in money right now.

So yeah, any relatively cheap grain OR supplements that I can use instead of that sweet feed? Thanks.
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Sorry, I worded that last bit wrong. Any grain that can replace his sweet feed OR any supplement that I can add to his sweet feed?
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Honestly, I'd go with the Strategy. My best friend feeds the Strategy Healthy Edge and her horses look great.

At this point, pretty much ANYTHING is better than that sweet feed. Sweet feed is like feeding fast food to a kid all the time. Sure, it'll fill them up, but there really isn't much nutritional value there.

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I'll second Drafty, the Strategy is probably one of the best options and is more affordable than the performance which I'm guessing is Ultium performance from Purina?
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Definitely recommend switching to the pelleted feed over ANY sweet feed. My gelding is on strategy and has always done better on that than any other feed he's been given.

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I'll second Drafty, the Strategy is probably one of the best options and is more affordable than the performance which I'm guessing is Ultium performance from Purina?
Didn't realize she possibly meant the Ultium Performance. While it's a great feed (especially for putting on weight), the Strategy is just as good and definitely cheaper in price. I think around here a bag of Strategy Healthy Edge is about $18, while the same size bag of Ultium Performance is $26-28.

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Thanks guys! I'll definitely go with the Strategy!!
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Strategy is a great feed. I have both my horses on it- a 15 year old Paint gelding and a 6 year old Appendix mare- and they both do great on it. Bonus- it won't break the bank!!
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