The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug. 14, 2008
    The beautiful midwest

    Default feeding my new filly

    I just found my dream horse, yay!
    She is coming home this weekend. A four year old QH filly. She is being fed Strategy now. My barn has both Strategy and Safe Choice. Any opinions? Should I switch or stay with what she has eaten for a year?
    My old mare is on Senior feed so I am not really familiar with these other two.
    She is a pleasure horse and I want her to stay quiet if that helps.

    Hell hath no fury like the chestnut thoroughbred mare

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul. 6, 2012


    I've fed strategy for the last 6 years. I think I was given a sample once and loved how my horse had better performance. A friend of mine feeds safe choice but has a hard time keeping weight on her horses. It might just be her feeding program not the feed, but I'm not switching anytime soon.

    Congrats on finding your dream horse!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar. 31, 2012
    Coastal NC


    I would leave her on what she is currently on and then over time evaluate whether you need to modify her diet. You will have time to tweak things......Enjoy!!!!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun. 11, 2004
    Still here ~ not yet there


    You might get more responses from the Sport Horse Breeding or Horse Care Forums, since feeding a 4 yr old pleasure horse is not really breed specific.

    Personally, she does not need ANY concentrates at her age. I found that Strategy tends to make them hotter.

    She will be fine on good pasture or hay and either a multi-vit or ration balancer.

    She should not need anything else until she really starts working hard.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan. 10, 2007


    If she looks good and is doing well with what she is on, then I wouldn't change it. On that note, I do like Safe Choice. I don't feed it, I feed E Tech (Poulin), but if E Tech wasn't available, I would not hesitate to feed Safe Choice. It's a nice balance of fat, protein and fiber.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 38
    Last Post: Apr. 13, 2016, 03:01 PM
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: Jun. 13, 2012, 03:09 PM
  3. Feeding for a filly
    By Weese in forum Sport Horse Breeding
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: Aug. 6, 2010, 04:27 PM
  4. Feeding Ultium and Feeding big slim horses
    By LaraNSpeedy in forum Horse Care
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: Jan. 25, 2010, 11:12 AM
  5. Replies: 170
    Last Post: Oct. 16, 2005, 12:16 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts