I've just been informed that our local feed store will no longer be carrying Sentinel LS Performance. In order to get it, I would have to drive an hour away, and BO will not allow me to just stock up on many bags at once. (I'm lucky she even feeds it to my hard keeper with no additional cost!)
So! Any of you feed gurus out there know of something that would be comparable? It's a 12% Protein, 12% Fat and 20% Fiber feed... Horse is a hard keeper, but now she almost looks FAT! She is also on Nutrena Empower (rice bran fat supplement) and gets beet pulp in the winter.
Also, maresy is a pretty hot, forward ride...so I want to avoid giving her calories that would encourage such behaviour!
I have had great luck with the Senior. Its a 14% Protein, 10% Fat, and 17% fiber so not exactly as you're feeding now, but its also low in NSC at 11.7% (which is lower than the Sentinal Performance LS).
You can always supplement with fat if you need more, but it sounds like your mare may not need a feed with a higher fat content if she seems chubby now.
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I used this feed and was happy with it and for the same reasons switched to Triple Crown low starch which I like even better. The added advantage is that it does not have corn in it, and not only will feeds with corn in them go up in price, but many horses have small allergies to corn.