I have been trying to feed Reitsport for the months - my picky horse will eat it sometimes, and other times he leaves every bit in the bottom of the bucket. I'm sick of wasting money on this supplement...but I LOVE the ingredients in it. I've tried my best to get him used to it and Horsetech has been wonderful about trying different flavors, etc, but I think its time to throw in the towel.
I need a multi-vite, mineral, and joint supplement similar to Reitsport, but I would prefer something in a pellet form. Does anyone have any suggestions for comparable alternatives?
Have you tried adding water to his grain? or applesauce? Just some thoughts, as my guys have often sifted thru their powdered supps too but adding water and thoroughly mixing made everything palatable again .
If that doesn't work, I do love Smartpak's supps. SmartMSM has 10,000mg of MSM per serving and I use that plus Flex Force HA (thru Valley Vet) for joints. Mega-Cell is my multi-vite of choice. All three are available in pelleted versions. Smartpak has a wide variety of joint supps... may be worth a shot to compare them to Reitsport to see who is similiar.
Good luck. I know how difficult it can be to make sure your horse gets all his supps... try dealing with a barn where they refuse to add water to supps, so like lots of $$$ goes down the drain every day because horse wasn't eating supps. That's been resolved now though .
Why not completely soak his feed? We do it all the time, to get more water in them, and then my gelding had a mild case of choke and the vet recommended it. I feed a powdered supplement as well, and am going to try and switch over to Reitsport, and Oliver gobbles it up, mush and all. It's a bit messy, but at least I know water's getting in him one way or another. I've never known a horse to turn down food that's been thorougly wetted (of course, we feed Triple Crown Complete, which turns into a mush with water).
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Honestly, I don't think oral joint supplements do anything. I give my guy Glanzen lite with MSM and Adequan IM. If the horse is on grain, I would think he shouldn't need a separate multivitamin supplement.