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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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Feeding Program


I am getting back into horses after 20 years and I would like to see what you recommend for a feeding program for my horses. They are Western Pleasure horses so during show season there is more stress on them. I am currently feeding a grass/alfalfa mix, plus 1 scoop of platium during at night. What would you recommend??


Where are you from? California

How did you locate this forum? Google

Re: Feeding Program

Hello Gari,

Congratulations! Horses never leave your blood!

Platinum Performance is an excellent supplement. And, your hay mix is very good – offer them hay throughout the day and/or pasture. Since they are performing, they will require additional calories. You can offer beet pulp, or a low-starch complete feed. And, during stressful situations, I suggest that you offer 2 scoops of Platinum Plus – 1 scoop two times a day.

Have fun!

Dr. Getty