I fed my now 10-yr old OTTB BS Vintage Senior when I got her off the track when she was barely four. She gets a very minimal amount now as she is a very easy keeper. I prefer the extruded senior feeds as they are easier to digest and are very easy to add water to - they make a great "mash".
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the term "senior" is really deceiving as senior feeds are generally higher in fat, and more nutrient dense, thus being the "ideal" feed for older equines that need the higher fat and nutrition to maintain body weight, but if you are faced with a hard keeper individual who is only a 3 yr. old or even a 10 yr. old, a senior feed may be just the feed for them.
We feed TC senior to horses from the age of 2 and up, it's just a very good feed for horses that need higher fat and generally eat higher quanities of feed to maintain them at the ideal body condition. Our minimum recommendation is 5 lb, and we have horses eating just that amount, but on the other end we also have horses eating 15+ lb a day as senior is their sole ration, they have no teeth and are unable to eat hay. We feed a 66 yr. old donkey named Flower who thrives exclusively on TC senior, you can see an article and picture about her on the Triple crown website in the feeding articles section, she is a doll!
Sure! I've been feeding senior to my guy since he was 4 because the only other option at our boarding barn is sweet feed which I will NOT feed. (Sorry I just don't like sweet-I know many do well on it.)
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