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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug. 26, 2003
    The good 'ole State of denial

    Default Which ration balancer??

    Are they all created equal? Basically?

    I used to feed TC30, but it's difficult and very pricey for me to get here. I also noticed our horses didn't really dig the flavor of it.

    I've been feeding Enrich 32 (Purina) which they really like and seem to be doing okay on. Just recently found out there is a dealer that sells Pro Advantage Grass (Progressive Nutrition).

    Is there any advantage to one over the other?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun. 10, 2005
    Maryland somewhere near Camp David!


    There are people who swear by Progressive. I think I have tried every RB on the planet. I am not a big fan of RB.

    I do like the StaStrong (RB) from ADM along with their rice bran. That system I did see positive results. But it was expensive too.

    Currently feeding Legend's Grow n Perform and Legend's Performance. Horses look great.
    Proud of my Hunter Breeding Princesses
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep. 14, 2002
    Azle, Teh-has


    I used progressive.
    it's fine.

    I actually find them all equal.
    Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar. 8, 2004
    Baltimore, MD


    I think they are close enough to being equivalent that it doesn't matter. If they were all exactly the same price, which they are not, I would choose progressive.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul. 5, 2002


    Look at their mineral sources. You want them to be proteinate if possible. I am not a nutritionist, but an equine nutritionist explained to me that proteinate sources are more efficiently utilized.

    I have used Progressive, Buckeye, Seminole RBs. I prefer to avoid Purina because I have found them to be less consistent in formula and quality. But that is purely my opinion which is worth about 2¢.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec. 13, 1999
    Greensboro, NC


    Yes, they are basically all the same. Some are a little better than others due to the ingredients, but as a whole, given how little you feed, even a bit lower quality ingredient doesn't make a big difference.

    That said, they aren't all created equal in terms of palatability, and yes, some horses don't do as well on some as on others, even if it's a higher quality RB, like TC30.
    The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET

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