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Okay, what's up with the Cavalor craze?

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  • Okay, what's up with the Cavalor craze?

    Lately it seems like the barns in my area have been on a real Cavalor kick. Has anyone used it? Is it really that great? I'm on Seminole Wellness know and my horses look amazing (and actually lick their buckets clean), but am I behind the times? I went to the feed store the other day and the nice man there let me look at the feed and the tag (I was looking at the Senior feed for my older ones), and here are my questions:

    It says it has herbs, but doesn't tell you what the herbs are. Does anyone know if they will test? I know Seminole has products with herbs in them, but I don't use those.

    The fiber is 11% - isn't that a little low for a true senior feed?

    The starch is 23% - I can't imagine how my crazy red head mare would explode on that. Doesn't tell me what the sugar is either, though I guess I could call and ask.

    Where's the vitamin E info on the tag??

    Are the minerals chelated? It says they're "sulfates"...that's not chelated, right?

    The feed was really pretty and smelled GREAT, but I'm having trouble justifying paying $31.99 for not even a 50 lb bag when I have these questions. I'll probably stick to my Wellness - why fix what's not broken - but I just don't understand why the big deal is about this feed.

    Not meaning to dis the feed - I'm sure it's great - just wanting to know if there's something I'm missing.

    Thanks!

  • #2
    Originally posted by MightyLove View Post
    I'll probably stick to my Wellness - why fix what's not broken...
    I'm not personally familiar with Cavalor feeds, but I think you answered your own question. Seminole Wellness is a great line, so as you say, why fix what's not broken.

    I do look forward to following this thread to learn more about Cavalor.
    If we have to nail on talent, it's not talent.
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    • Original Poster

      #3
      pattnic - I do plan on staying with what I'm on. I used to use Pennfield but have just fallen in love with the Wellness line.

      I am really interested though, like you, just to learn more about the Cavalor and see why it's so hot right now.

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      • #4
        We had it for a while last summer. We kept finding strange bugs and little wormy things then realized they were coming from the feed. Different shipments too. Wasn't in our other feed. Needless to say we don't use it anymore!
        If there are no pets in Heaven then I want to go where they went !!!
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        • #5
          Cavalor

          I have not usedit. have seen several samples of their different feeds and it is a beautiful feed and looks tasty to me and the information on it reads well but it is way too expensive for me to try on any of my horses.

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          • #6
            Below are a few youtubes for you to watch if you would like that maybe interesting for you....

            http://youtu.be/arGWuFQ4yUw (Corporate Video)

            http://youtu.be/7oRMg3xe6Rc (Will Faudree Story)

            http://youtu.be/hLIa-ATjnAY (Steffen Peters Story)

            http://youtu.be/CrYjwEF2MkI (Presco Story)

            http://youtu.be/-YSolJo5M9s (Hampton Classic Interview)

            You can also just type in Cavalor in the youtube search engine and find a bunch of other interviews if you want.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by maybedog View Post
              We had it for a while last summer. We kept finding strange bugs and little wormy things then realized they were coming from the feed. Different shipments too. Wasn't in our other feed. Needless to say we don't use it anymore!
              Originally posted by Mawghan McCabe View Post
              Below are a few youtubes for you to watch if you would like that maybe interesting for you....

              http://youtu.be/arGWuFQ4yUw (Corporate Video)

              http://youtu.be/7oRMg3xe6Rc (Will Faudree Story)

              http://youtu.be/hLIa-ATjnAY (Steffen Peters Story)

              http://youtu.be/CrYjwEF2MkI (Presco Story)

              http://youtu.be/-YSolJo5M9s (Hampton Classic Interview)

              You can also just type in Cavalor in the youtube search engine and find a bunch of other interviews if you want.
              Are you affiliated with them?

              I notice that the only two threads you have posted to are about this feed, however, you have not made it clear whether or not you have an affiliation.

              If you do have a relationship, could you please respond to the post about the bugs and wormy things in the feed?

              If you are just a happy user, then welcome to the forum!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Macimage View Post
                Are you affiliated with them?
                Appears to be their director of business development.

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                • #9
                  The horses that shipped into our farm for the WEG

                  were driving horses sponsored by them . I have to say the horses seemed to clean it up and were in good weight with shiny coats. My horse (who did not usually get any grain at all, got a handful when the other six were fed) was wild for it.

                  smelled great, I did not taste it.

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                  • #10
                    I,ve looked at it & it's a beautiful feed but my horses do fabulous on Buckeye Gro-n-Win & Seminole Wellness Senior.
                    At a show last weekend I commented to a friend that she must be keeping her true black mare inside most of the time because she is black as a crow & very shiny. She says the mare lives outside & is on a Seminole Wellness feed.
                    My horses aren't sunburnt yet & live outside 24/7.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Coreene View Post
                      Appears to be their director of business development.
                      Thanks Coreene!

                      If it is their director of business development, that's a shady way to do business.

                      Other companies such as SmartPak and Triple Crown make it clear who they are when they post on a thread about their products.

                      I would never do business with a company that comes on a public bulletin board and shills for their own product.

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                      • #12
                        That is your right but I feel like as long as they aren't the one who started the thread but instead were adding info to thread directly related to them that it is ok. I agree that they could have identified themselves better but they also didn't make any effort to hide their affiliation either.
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                        • #13
                          "Cavalor, Inc. is the exclusive North American licensee of the Cavalor brand and Cavalor products, which are developed and produced by Nutriquine NV. Nutriquine NV, a Belgian company, has been a pioneer in equine nutrition for more than 20 years. In close cooperation with veterinarians, scientists and specialists of equestrian sports, Nutriquine NV has developed, under the brand name Cavalor, a complete line of supplements, care and feed products to address the diverse needs and requirements of top sport horses and breeding stables. Cavalor products are distributed and used in 45 countries around the world."

                          Cavalor Inc., 523 Hill Rd., Dalton, GA 30721 706 278 1276

                          http://www.cavalor.com/news/475/en/S...or-Riders.html
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 2ndyrgal View Post
                            were driving horses sponsored by them . I have to say the horses seemed to clean it up and were in good weight with shiny coats. My horse (who did not usually get any grain at all, got a handful when the other six were fed) was wild for it.

                            smelled great, I did not taste it.
                            If Cavalor "sponsored" them, they weren't paying shelf price.

                            Also, the horses were Morgans, who are famous for looking fabulous on two-year-old hay and a salt lick. And if they didn't "clean it up" I would be hiring a backhoe because a Morgan that won't clean up it's dinner is one sick horse.

                            It is lovely feed. It is expensive. So many other feeds are equally beneficial at a more "pedestrian" price.

                            I'll pass.
                            "My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world." ~ Jack Layton

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                            • #15
                              I don't know anything about them, but have noticed a TON of advertising this year (in the form of hats, saddlepads, banners, reps at shows, prizes, etc.) Have seen many horses going in Cavalor ear bonnets, saddle pads, etc.

                              I think it is a "new thing" and most persons with the saddlepads, etc are reps or it was free.

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                              • #16
                                Loved it....but we only have one dealer in the area and I got fed up with them...order feed and they would sell it to someone else, etc. went back to Pennfield..and honestly, horses looked the same.

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                                • #17
                                  Hello everyone I posted the you tube videos yesterday and I did not put in the post that I am in charge of business development for Cavalor as I should have. I posted the videos to provide information and answers to some of the questions as well as other riders stories on using Cavalor. As far as the bugs go we are one of the few companies in the US who do not use any genetically modified grains or harsh chemical preservatives. Because of this our feeds can be more susceptible to bugs if not properly stored. However, this is a risk the company is willing to take for the health of the horse. Any bag that may have bugs we will take back and replace or refund if that is preferred as we want our customers to be as happy as the horses who eat Cavalor. As far as the price concerns our feeds contain many supplements from Omegas, Pre & Pro Biotics, Muscle, Joint and even Electrolytes. Many of our clients have switched to Cavalor after running the numbers on what they were spending on supplements as well as how long one bag of their current grain was actually lasting them and found Cavalor was less expensive or the same price and the quality they believed was better for that same price. This all being said every horse is different and there are so many different factors that go into a healthy horse so if you and your horse love the feed you are currently feeding then I wouldn’t make a change either. If you have any other questions please feel free to post, email me directly at m.mccabe@cavalor.com or give me a call on my cell 615-566-3282.
                                  I also want to address the questions asked earlier:
                                  Does anyone know if they will test? ALL Cavalor Products are doping test free.
                                  The fiber is 11% - isn't that a little low for a true senior feed?
                                  The starch is 23% - Please see you tube (Presco Story) as this explains how the Presco starch is safer than any other starch currently on the market and the digestibility is higher allowing for lower numbers creating better results.

                                  Where's the vitamin E info on the tag?? Vitamin E is included in our Vitamin Mineral Mix which is how it is listed on the tag.

                                  Are the minerals chelated? It says they're "sulfates"...that's not chelated, right? The minerals are indeed chelated.

                                  Again thank you for your time and interest.
                                  Best,
                                  Mawghan McCabe

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                                  • #18
                                    Where are the actual ingredients listed ? What is Presco starch ? What are the ingredients of the "Vitamin Mineral Mix" ? What is "Struconcept" ? I wouldn't expect anybody to use a feed unless they knew what was in it. As far as I can tell the information given is gobbledegook/geekspeak.
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                                    • #19
                                      Until this thread I had never heard of Cavalor feed

                                      "Pat the horse; kick yourself" - Carl Hester

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                                      • #20
                                        Belgium, Dalton. . .
                                        do the distributers have an affiliation with the old North Georgia Horse Trials or Chattahoochee Hills?

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