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post #1 of 12 Old 10-26-2010, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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I am looking for opinions on Strategy. I would looove the opinions of those you don't like to feed grain, especially. My trainer/mentor/good friend swears by strategy... and all her horses look great. And we are talking 30 something head.
She feeds Strategy, and adds beet pulp to the harder keepers.

Sorry if this feed has already been discussed, I couldn't find a topic specifically on Strategy. :)
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post #2 of 12 Old 10-26-2010, 05:57 PM
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We use it at our barn for those who are a bit high strung and it has done a great job of giving them energy without making them fizzy. We use the pink bag which I believe is different from the white bag. The original Strategy has gotten mixed reviews on here. Some people love it, it works well and is a good alternative to traditional sweetfeeds. Others find it makes hot horses hotter.

I think for the price, its worth a try. If you are looking for something a little lower in starch, a few members have directed me to Blue Seals Trotter mix. Its alfalfa based, not grain based.

Good luck!
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post #3 of 12 Old 10-28-2010, 11:11 AM
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Love strategy...left it it once but never again. My horses look and feel great. And the strategy bags are pink right now to support breast cancer but are normally white. They also have a healthy edge strategy version(new product)..but my horses were not crazy about it, but I wanted to try it because they put their amplify nugget in it. The amplify nugget is is usually in their omelene products but I want to stay away from a sweet feed. I like strategy alot because after researching feed I know the NSC in it is lower than most, so its better for my horses in the long run.
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post #4 of 12 Old 10-28-2010, 11:14 AM
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They have also come out with a new product if you need lower starches called WellSolve L/S which help horses that may have been diagnosed with cushings etc. Ive never tried it..but Ive been pretty happy with purina products so far. They have come a long way from years ago.
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post #5 of 12 Old 10-28-2010, 12:14 PM
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I'm trying the new Strategy (Healthy Edge). I just got completely switched over to it today from the regular because of the controlled sugar and starches. So far it seems to be working well. My two like it even more than they did the regular Strategy. Rook will even eat his with the supplements without mixing it with water to make them stick to his food. So far, I'm very pleased with it. It's a little more expensive than the regular but the guy I spoke with at the feed store told me that I would eventually be able to cut back a little on their grain. He said probably about half of what I've been feeding...which would be a big savings for me in the long run.

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post #6 of 12 Old 11-01-2010, 02:18 AM
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I like Strategy. It is the same type product as Nutrenas Safe Choice. I think it is a good "all purpose" horse feed. However for specific things I go to other feeds. Like I LOVE LMFs "gold" and sr feed. Gold is high fat high calorie. Been great for fattening up our rescues. Thier SR. is by far better than Purina Sr.
I am now trying the new Amplify growth for my weanling, She loves it.

But for just a normal horse with no special needs I like Strategy. I use it when I need just a little weight on a horse, or they need just a lilttle extra.
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post #7 of 12 Old 11-01-2010, 09:05 AM
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it really isn't a "low" starch feed like they say... it also does NOT have a fixed formula therefore each bag you buy could have different ingredients

I have been called the NSC Nazi more then once ... I hate traditional feed methods of loading our horses up on grains and junk food :)
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post #8 of 12 Old 11-04-2010, 02:59 PM
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I recently started feeding my horses Strategy because it was recommended to me by a good friend who has been a professional dressage trainer and rider for over 30 yrs. So far I like the results. Its a pretty good feed for the price and its good for most horse ages (there is a Senior feed for older horses).

My horses like the taste and I haven't ever had a problem feeding it to them. I have six horses I am feeding right now from age 4 months to 13 yrs and they all get Strategy.

I suppliment it with soaked Alfalfa cubes, and free-choice hay.

I would love to hear also if anyone has has problems with this feed. So far it seems to be working well with my horses but its always wise I think to know if anyone has had bad experiences with a feed.

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post #9 of 12 Old 11-24-2010, 08:20 PM
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Fed Strategy for years to a number of different breed/age/displines/energy levels and works wonderfully. We now feed the Blue Seal version (the closest feed dealer sells Blue Seal). Great feed, definately reccommend it. Also reccommend the Purina Omelene feeds, those are good too.
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post #10 of 12 Old 11-24-2010, 08:22 PM
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My friend rides at a hunter-jumper barn and all the horses are fed Strategy. Says it maintains their weight without making them hyper.
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