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breeandthegirls

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Dengie Alfa-A

 Hey, I recently have had a new horse. I've never had to deal with too much worry about feed so excuse me for being thick :P

She can be rather fizzy and excitable but usually not silly. A while ago she started losing condition so we were recommended to use Dengie Alfa-A with some pony nuts. A few days later she went psycho and started playing up.

We went back to a nutritionist and she's now on a low cal, low energy diet. So hopefully she should be back to normal soon. But I have a few questions...

1. Why does a food that claims to be none fizzy, fizz her up so much? I know there's more energy but I thought it would be slow release

2. How can I keep condition on her without making her more excitable? I'm worried about her making mistakes as she gets sillier! 

Thanks in advance for any advice!

Much love, breeandthegirls

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greyandbay

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greyandbay says:

Re: Dengie Alfa-A

I don't know what type of breed your horse is?

A lot of cobby types, and probably others as well will go hyper on pony nuts - I know they're classed as non fizzy, but it all depends, my mare when we first had her started on pony nuts and went crazy, and several people on here have said the same.

The alpha a should be fine, and maybe try something like speedibeet, which is filling with no sugar.

Also a lot of horses lose a bit of condition through winter, but with the spring grass coming through (hopefully !!) soon, you may find she'll pick up anyway.

Nutritionists are great, but every horse is different, and they're not always thnking of a specific horse, just that type in general, which is not always ideal.

Maybe try NAF pink powder as well, as an allround food balancer - but I'd definitely cut out the pony nuts !!

 

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breeandthegirls

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Re: Dengie Alfa-A

greyandbay said:

I don't know what type of breed your horse is?

A lot of cobby types, and probably others as well will go hyper on pony nuts - I know they're classed as non fizzy, but it all depends, my mare when we first had her started on pony nuts and went crazy, and several people on here have said the same.

The alpha a should be fine, and maybe try something like speedibeet, which is filling with no sugar.

Also a lot of horses lose a bit of condition through winter, but with the spring grass coming through (hopefully !!) soon, you may find she'll pick up anyway.

Nutritionists are great, but every horse is different, and they're not always thnking of a specific horse, just that type in general, which is not always ideal.

Maybe try NAF pink powder as well, as an allround food balancer - but I'd definitely cut out the pony nuts !!

 


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Thank you :) 

Much love, breeandthegirls

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rhapsody

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rhapsody says:

Re: Dengie Alfa-A

My warmblood can get hyper if his feed is not right e.g. I can't give him conditioning cubes or he goes stone wild with no brakes.  I feed him sugar beet pulp with alfa a oil and Allen and Page calm and condition which is wonderful - it is a protein based feed and really does put condition on, and it doesn't make him mental either.  You feed it wet like sugar beet, he likes his to be a soup like consistency and he loves it.

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breeandthegirls

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Re: Dengie Alfa-A

rhapsody said:

My warmblood can get hyper if his feed is not right e.g. I can't give him conditioning cubes or he goes stone wild with no brakes.  I feed him sugar beet pulp with alfa a oil and Allen and Page calm and condition which is wonderful - it is a protein based feed and really does put condition on, and it doesn't make him mental either.  You feed it wet like sugar beet, he likes his to be a soup like consistency and he loves it.


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Thanks I'll have a look at it :) 

Much love, breeandthegirls

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highlander

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highlander says:

Re: Dengie Alfa-A

I like lo-cal for my lad but its designed to keep weight off. Alfa-A can also cause tying up in horses in meduim to hard work, I'd look at a feed high in fibre, rather than a conditioning feed. Our tb is difficult to keep weight on so we use baileys everyday fibre nuts, sugar beet (not recommended for horses who get a bit wired, try a non-molassases one instead) hi-fi and oil. works well one her with no fizziness but then and shes not prone to fizziness. Another feed that might be worth a look would be allen and page calm and condition is good as long as your horses doesn't get choke or bulk down their feed.

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breeandthegirls

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Re: Dengie Alfa-A

highlander said:

I like lo-cal for my lad but its designed to keep weight off. Alfa-A can also cause tying up in horses in meduim to hard work, I'd look at a feed high in fibre, rather than a conditioning feed. Our tb is difficult to keep weight on so we use baileys everyday fibre nuts, sugar beet (not recommended for horses who get a bit wired, try a non-molassases one instead) hi-fi and oil. works well one her with no fizziness but then and shes not prone to fizziness. Another feed that might be worth a look would be allen and page calm and condition is good as long as your horses doesn't get choke or bulk down their feed.


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Yeah that's what we've been recommended. A lot of people seem to be saying the Allen and Page, maybe I'll give that a try! 

Much love, breeandthegirls

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Vixxy

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Vixxy says:

Re: Dengie Alfa-A

I have personally used Allen & Page Calm & Condition on my dealing horses that were also used in my riding school for novices so needed to look great (as were for sale) but be calm enough to take novices. Have a look on this totally independent review site, lots of feeds reviewed (this section is just conditioning feeds as so many have posted about C & C on theere, but if you go back to the feed category you can read about lots of different feeds :) Hope that helps a bit.

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