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  1. #1
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    Default Purina vs. Triple Crown

    I'm looking for a complete senior feed to give to my aged horse.
    I've used Purina Equine Senior in the past, with decent results.
    The barn I'm at now, offers Triple Crown Senior and Purina Equine Senior.
    Horse is 17 yrs. old and a hard keeper, not a big hay eater and has loads of energy.
    Just wondering which feed to go with, is one better then the other? Thanks.



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    Triple Crown, definitely! Purina does not have a "fixed formula," so they can change around the recipe as long as the nutritional analysis stays the same. Triple Crown does have a fixed formula, so it is a consistent recipe. Their Senior formula is a great low-NSC high-fat feed (I fed it to a non-senior horse recently, and hey really bloomed on it).



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    TC gets my vote too!!
    Y'all ain't right!



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    Another vote for TC Senior!!!!
    Beth



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    OMG Purina Senior is a candy bar for the nursing home.

    TC HANDS down.



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    Thanks for all your input, TC it is.



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    No comparison. TC Senior is a forage based low starch feed. It is lower starch than their Low Starch product. Purina's Senior is grain based, with lots of sugar on top.



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    TRIPLE CROWN!

    My trainer gave it to her lesson horses after having minimal results with purina senior and it yielded good results.

    I also give the complete formula to my 7 year old appendix. He keeps a wonderful weight on 6 pounds of feed a day and a 5 day a week workload. It was the only food I could give him that would produce a result in his weight. He was ribby and horrible before TC.



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    purina is garbage. any variety.
    pleh
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    chaque pas est fait ensemble



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    I too am a TC fan. My harder keepers are on the senior and the others get the lite. My newly diagnosed IR/cushings pony gets the lite as well.

    But what drives me crazy is that my VET endorses Purina. He's suggested several times that I change over, although all horses are in good weight with lovely coats and nice feet. Only exception is the pony due to his recent diagnosis.



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    Another vote for Triple Crown.

    Also, the horsepital I used to work in fed Triple Crown. I only add this as a shred of evidence that Crazy Gray Horse's vet's endorsement of Purina is not universal (or, in my experience, even widespread) across the world of equine medicine.



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    Triple Crown, for all the above reasons, plus it has twice as much fat as Purina.
    Proud member of Appendix QH clique



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    TC!!!!



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    I had a vet in KY who recommended Purina because "they did taste tests". I am not kidding.

    TC is far superior.



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    Triple Crown. Even another brand's local feed rep won't try to get the barn manager to switch off of it. Forage-based, plus it has probiotics already in the feed, a bonus for any older horse.
    Why do I work two jobs to support a horse I don't have time to ride?



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    Quote Originally Posted by LMH View Post
    OMG Purina Senior is a candy bar for the nursing home.

    TC HANDS down.
    Another vote for TC.
    The Purina made my OTTB a fire breathing dragon...too hot to handle!



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    Another vote for TC. I switched to TC mid-winter and my horse got dapples in his winter coat. I was sold!
    "The captive bolt is not a proper tool for slaughter of equids they regain consciousness 30 seconds after being struck fully aware they are being vivisected." Dr Friedlander DVM & frmr Chief USDA Insp



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    I've fed Purina, and I've fed TC.
    Currently, I feed TC Lite. My horses look great, and they prefer the TC to the Purina.
    "It's like a Russian nesting doll of train wrecks."--CaitlinandTheBay

    ...just settin' on the Group W bench.



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    TC hands down.
    Proudly Owned By Sierra, 2003 APHA/ PtHA Mare



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    A huge vote for TC. I'm a Purina convert, by the way.

    Amazing not a single vote for Purina!!!
    R.I.P. Ollie (2007-2010) You were small in stature but huge in spirit. You will never be forgotten.

    Godspeed, Benjamin (1998-2014). A life well-lived. A horse well-loved.



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