Help me eliminate extras!!
I just can't seem to shake the supplement craze, and although I feel as though each and every thing I feed has a reason behind it.... it still seems like too much, so let me know your opinions on what I need/don't need, cheaper alternatives, i'm crazy, etc...
Three horses: all get about the same, which actually keeps things pretty simple... All are mature event horses, normal keepers, all eventing at training level (one is about to move up).
Free Choice 2nd crop Orchardgrass of very good quality
about 16hrs of grass turnout, paddocks are overgrazed so mainly just picking at grass here and there...mostly eat hay outside
free choice white salt block
3-5lbs per day (varies b/w horses) alfalfa cubes, soaked
3lbs per day Pennfield Fibregized Omega
1lb per day Pennfield All Phase Ration balancer (don't get reccomended amount of fibregized)
5 supplements: seems like too much!!!
10-15 gms MSM per day
100 mgs Flex Force liquid HA per day
half dose smartlytes
one gets Succeed, other 2 get SmartDigest Ultra
I have put tons of thought into this, and it seems to work for them... there are reasons behind everything, it just still seems like too much to "need"
joint supps- one had joint surgery, one is older with a big knee, one is young and perfect and I want him to stay that way... I think the HA and MSM is most affective from the research i have done...
Strongid (w/ equimax 2x year) : all fecals come back negative for worms, never had a colic since I have used it (touch wood)
Electrolytes: they work hard, travel a lot, and I want to keep them hydrated... half dose for the winter, full for summer. None are huge drinkers...
Digestive: the one that gets succeed won't touch his food without having it, and the others get SDU because they travel and compete a lot, so it's a preventative.
What can I eliminate?!? I feel like i'm doing good to my ponies, and I feel like i'm wisely spending my money.... but I still just wonder if I took them off everything, they would live to see another day.... :rolleyes::winkgrin: