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Once Again Low Carb/High Fat Feed

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  • Once Again Low Carb/High Fat Feed

    What in your own individual opinion is "the Best" Low Carb? High Fat feed.

    This is an across the board question not designed for a specific breed or Job. We all know each horse will handle a feed diffrently.

  • #2
    I use Nutrena Black Bag high fat feed. I board 20 horses and this past year got in a bunch of hard keeping TB's. This has helped keep the weight on them better than anything else I have used. Also for the REALLY hard keepers, I gave them Nutrena Boost as well.


    • #3
      Can you please include percentages?


      • #4
        I like Blue Seal Carb Guard. Starch & Sugar <11% and Fat = 8%.



        • Original Poster

          Found this on the Webb but little else??

          Feb 27, 2012 ... In the past few months, we've added Nutrena Feeds as well. ... "The Black Bag" High Fat 12% Pellet 13%FAT, $17.99


          • #6
            I also like the Nutrena High Fat Performance Pellet in the "Black Bag". Since I have the label in front of me...

            12% Protein
            13% Fat
            10% Fiber

            First 3 ingredients are Beet Pulp, Flaxseed, and Rice Bran

            It also has pre and pro-biotics. Hard to find anything about it online. I switched to it from Purina Ultium which I liked as well at 12% Protein, 12.4% fat, and like 18.5% fiber. But it did not have the pre and pro-biotics. I wasn't worried about that, but it's about $5 cheaper a bag than the Purina. That's important when you feed a bag every 6 days to one horse.


            • #7
              My Arab does very well on Tribute's Kalm Ultra.

              12% Protein
              12% Fat


              • #8
                I am in Canada, and my FAVOURITE feed is called Step Right-Step 8 by Viterra. It is the best for getting and keeping weight on those hard keeping ottbs!

                20% fat
                12% protein
                18% fibre
                To ride or not to ride-what a stupid question!


                • #9
                  Originally posted by eventerchick123 View Post
                  I am in Canada, and my FAVOURITE feed is called Step Right-Step 8 by Viterra. It is the best for getting and keeping weight on those hard keeping ottbs!

                  20% fat
                  12% protein
                  18% fibre
                  YES!! I use this for my hard keeper OTTB's as well, amazing stuff!!
                  Eventing It Up In The Great White North! A girl, a horse, and a helmet cam!!


                  • #10
                    I feed TC Senior to all my ottb's. 14% P and 10% fat, 17% fiber and 11.7% NSC which is very low.


                    • #11
                      Seminole show and sport. The wellness line is all low nsc but i *believe the show and sport is the highest fat. 10 or 12%? I fed my ulcer prone hard keeper until he got fat
                      Honey Badger don't give a s*#^!

                      "..a three-day event is not a test of speed and endurance, it is a test of character" ~JW


                      • #12
                        Pennfield Fibergized

                        12% protein and 11.5% fat....and I add a fat supplement if I need more fat.

                        Although most of my horses are on Enduro now with an added fat supplement.
                        ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **


                        • #13
                          I, too, am a Pennfield Fibergized fan. Toby gets his top dressed with an amazing amount of Cocosoya, as well.

                          I have also fed Enduro a lot, but I think the Fibergized is more "low carb" than the Enduro. And people would FREAK at what I used to feed Vernon because of his allergies (Ultra Max! Yum!!! Toby got it, too).

                          I am a told Pennfield "ho."


                          • #14
                            Beyond a shadow of a doubt: Nutrena "Black Bag". I have a OTTB that was on TC senior, plus flax oil, plus everything else, still ribby. Started feeding the magic "black bag", and now we are hunter fat and sleek. Strange coincidence, I also put the old man on it and his COPD is markedly better. Maybe the lack of alfalfa? Less mold issues?


                            • #15
                              I've been feeding Legends' Performance Pelleted feed (12% protein, 10% fat and 18% fiber) for my herd (tiniest taste for for the roll polly Shetland, 3 lbs daily for my "regular keeper" OTTB, and 6 lbs daily for my very hard keeper OTTB). Everyone has done fabulously on it and it is my go-to high fat, low-carb feed.


                              • #16
                                We moved this thread here to Horse Care since it's not discipline-specific.

                                Mod 1


                                • #17
                                  My guy does best on his current mix of Triple Crown Low Starch (13/6, 13% NSC) and Legends Omega fat supplement (12/25). I had him on Fibregized Omega over the winter, but at the first hint of grass (early this year), he got very muscle-tight and tense, so we (BO and I) put him back on the Low Starch. He's never been tested for anything, but he is very demonstrative about his diet not being quite right and low starch/high fat keep him happy.
                                  Leap, and the net will appear


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Cheval Gris View Post
                                    Seminole show and sport. The wellness line is all low nsc but i *believe the show and sport is the highest fat. 10 or 12%? I fed my ulcer prone hard keeper until he got fat
                                    We love the Seminole too. We have a horse with dental problems, so our "go to" feed is Seminole Wellness Senior Mix. It's not as high in fat as the Show And Sport, but it's easier for horses with dental problems

                                    The Senior Mix is 12% Protein, 10% Fat

                                    The other female in my husband's life has four legs


                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Jleegriffith View Post
                                      I feed TC Senior to all my ottb's. 14% P and 10% fat, 17% fiber and 11.7% NSC which is very low.
                                      This, x100. Had a very hard keeping TB and tried several things, TC Senior gave me some pretty amazing results.
                                      We couldn't all be cowboys, so some of us are clowns.


                                      • Original Poster

                                        Thanks Mods, I got more hits over on eventing than here.. we are trying to justify a higher fat lower carb feed for some horses in various types of work/discipline and breed.