Which of these do horses seem to prefer the taste of? Have a mare that is a hard keeper and thinking about adding one of these to her diet. The Purina has a higher fat content, but is much pricier. She is a bit picky. Pros and cons of each? Thanks in advance!
Love the Nutrena, hit or miss with them eating it. I fed it to Aisha, a stallion, and a younger mare (back when it was just Nutrena Empower, before they divided it into "Boost" and "Balance," the old stuff and Boost are the same), and then again to a pony mare with zero issues, everyone loved it. Rory wouldn't eat it when I tried it with him, but now that his ulcers have been treated he might?
FWIW, I love that stuff.
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I used the Progressive fat supplement for years (blanking on the name...); horses always ate it. Switched to Amplify a few months ago when I changed brands & feed stores. I haven't seen any differences in my horses' condition and they all eat it. It seems to cost the same as the Progressive when you consider it's a 50lb. bag vs. Progressive's 40lb. bag.
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I have boarders who have used both products. I have never had a horse refuse to eat Amplify, however there have been some who turned their nose up at the Boost. When a fat supplement is indicated, I reccomend that the owners try Amplify or Buckeye's Ultimate Finish...
I had my Senior TB on both Amplify and Boost. I don't notice much difference in weight but the Boots is over $10 cheaper in my area so I stick with Boost. I like the results, my horse eats it, win/win.
So I splurged and bought the Amplify. Knowing the princess, she would turn her nose up at the Boost. And others here at the barn have had success with it. day 2 and she likes it so far. Now that I've said that she will turn her nose up at it for breakfast...
I've used both on my hard keeper, and I think they're fairly similar. There are a couple of horses that aren't too fond of the Boost and I feel like Amplify holds up a little better if you're feeding a wet feed i.e. beet pulp. I also used Ultimate Finish for a little while when I stopped feeding Amplify (feed store stopped carrying it) and liked that a lot.