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post #1 of 4 Old 12-02-2015, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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Help with horse feed

This is my first winter with two new horses. They get quality hay at night, and round bale grass hay during the day now that there isn't much pasture left. Just wondering what is a good type of feed to supplement them through the winter. They will both be different.
One horse is a 9 yr old TWH (trail horse) that shouldn't need anything special. Just a little extra something for good balanced nutrition.
The other horse is an 18 yr old TWH (trail horse) that may be a little hard to keep weight on. I do realize that she is considered senior. Any suggestions on quality feeds that work for you,are welcome.
They are both healthy with good hooves.
Thank you
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post #2 of 4 Old 12-02-2015, 01:48 PM
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Not sure if it's available in your area, but I really like Tribute feeds. They have a ration balancer called Essential K that should be good for both horses. They have a really good senior grain called Maturity.

I also like Purina feeds- Their senior grain is really good, IMO. Enrich is their ration balancer I believe, I may be mistaken on the name...but I've heard good things about it, too.
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post #3 of 4 Old 12-03-2015, 09:52 AM
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Enrich is the Purina Balancer. I actually use Tribute's Kalm Ultra for my hard keeping horses and either Purina Enrich or Tribute Essential K for the easier keeping ones (depending on what my feed store has in stock).
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post #4 of 4 Old 12-03-2015, 08:33 PM
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Its looking like the really good ones right now are Purina and Triple Crown. I was in the same boat of trying to figure feeds out. I know my hard keeper will not keep weight up on anything less than 10% fat. I aim for 12% if I can. I feed legends senior in the summer to the ones that need a little extra, and legends balance to those that just need to make sure everything is covered. I'm currently looking at Purina Ultium which is 12.4 % fat, or Training from triple crown. Which is 13% fat. The purina active senior was a 10% fat and was high on my list. I still really like legends. I'm just rather disappointed with some changes they've made, there are a lot of the types of feed under them that are now pretty much the same. The protien and fat levels matching up in all but two of them. Didn't find out till I was checking to make sure I was on something high enough fat for the three that need it
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