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[RC] senior feeds - Alice Yovich

I have heard others say this and it makes me wonder a bit.

My daughter's pony is 20 something. He gets about 3-4 pounds of senior once a day, every day. He's on free choice hay and does NOT have a weight problem.  Should I be feeding him something else? He does well on the feed. He has held his weight well. I hesitate to change him. I've also started giving it to my Shagya mare who needs to put on a few pounds. She's still getting her regular horse and mule feed, but I'm "throwing in" another ration of the senior to see if it helps her pick up weight like it did him. I know that it's supposed to be fed as a complete feed, but I don't think it's doing any harm by feeding it as a regular grain ration. If not this feed, what else?  

At 01:18 PM 12/30/03 -0800, you wrote:
From: Chipnml@xxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [RC]   [RC-Digest] Vol: 03.0955 feeding an older horse

Be careful about feeding "senior" rations to older horses you're trying to
keep weight on.

Alice Yovich,
NATRC Reg. 4, Texas