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Re: [RC] Easy Keepers - Susan_Bothern

Trying to decide how to best feed my STB mare, whom I have hopes to start
training under saddle this spring & summer with future plans of some sort of
endurance type activities.  When I adopted her she was
severely obese with a body score of 9+.  Over the past year she has dropped
350 pounds and now has a body score of about 7, weighing in at aproximately
1300 lb. (weight tape).  She has a fairly nice flat back with very slight
crease, no cresty neck, and some muscling of the hindquarters.  I know that
regular work will help take off some of these pounds.  I have been feeding a
Nutrena pellet, but have been increasingly disappointed with it's quality.
Have thought about Strategy by Purina, but feel that this is too high a
fat/starch feed for this mare, who has a tendency to get "hot."  I am
feeling that she needs to be fed a concentrate for a couple of reasons:  (1)
human dependence; (2) help build muscle; and (3) energy for under saddle
training.  Any suggestions?

Susan B.

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