November 19, 2013 at 7:30 pm
My barrel horse is not currently giving me everything throughout his runs. He is a 11-13 year old, Quarter Horse, Gelding. He is turned out in the pasture all day and also has hay all day. He currently gets 4 quarts/pounds of Purina Strategy twice daily. I’m just not sure if I should switch to a different feed like Purina: Omolene 200 or Ultium, Or if I should add some kind of supplement. Many say that if you start adding things to Purina feeds they are thrown off balance so I would have to watch that. I just need some opinions or suggestions. ThanksNovember 25, 2013 at 10:52 amSmartPaker Sarah
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Sorry to hear about your trouble. While I don’t have any personal experience to draw from (my QH is an easy, peasy All-Around guy, and my warmbloods were always on the more excitable side :-D), there is an article in our Horse Health Library that might be helpful: http://bit.ly/182rVBk
If you have questions about specific supplements, I recommend reaching out to our Customer Care team. They’re really knowledgeable, and always happy to help!
Good luck, and have a great ride! – SmartPaker Sarah
Rider, Runner, Stuff-Riders-Say-er, SmartPakerDecember 3, 2013 at 10:51 amwyoenglishriderTopics Started: 4Replies Posted: 101
How long have you been feeding the Strategy? I only ask because I got a bag of Strategy (pellet form) from a neighbor that was moving at the end of September. I started feeding it to my OTTB mare, fed it through October & into November, &started noticing a significant blah-ness with my mare. Just dull. Could hardly get her to sustain a trot-even as the weather started to get colder. About 2 weeks ago I put her back on Nutrena, which is what I had been feeding. Not trying to bad mouth Strategy, but wondering if this is a fairly new feed for your horse & he just isn’t tolerating it very well?December 3, 2013 at 11:02 am
I have been feeding strategy for around 5-6 years, but my barrel horse has only been receiving it for around 2-3 of those years.December 3, 2013 at 11:16 amwyoenglishriderTopics Started: 4Replies Posted: 101
Hmmmm…then probably not the Strategy. Perhaps have some blood work done to rule anything out like anemia? Maybe he is just bored? Sorry I don’t really have any other ideas! Good luck! 🙂December 3, 2013 at 11:52 am
Thanks for the help! I am going to put him on some joint medication to see if that helps and if not I will turn to the vet for assistance.
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