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ChloeWindle96

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calm and condition?

So i want to swap my TB's feed as hes to much to handle and too fizzy. Ive heard some good reports on calm and condition. Anyone else use it or know of it and could tell me a bit about it?

Thanks

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pippixox

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pippixox says:

Re: calm and condition?

hi

i really like allen and page feed, used calm and condition all winter for my tb ex racer and my 16'2 appaloosa mare, no fizz effects seen! even when on quite large quantities and not in regular over winter. also use fast fibre to bulk out feed

price wise, its quite similar, if not slightly cheaper than other conditioning cubes, and really easy as just needs to soak for 2 minutes. my friends mare who is prone to getting quite fizzy on other feeds also had it over the winter and had no problems with it.

but if he is on good grazing and doesnt need to gain weight, i would do half calm and condition and bulk the rest with fast fibre

my horses are my medicine, without them im even more crazy!

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ChloeWindle96

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Re: calm and condition?

thank you, mine is an 16hh ex racer who is proving to be very dangerous so need to try some feed!!!!x

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Funkyphilly

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Funkyphilly says:

Re: calm and condition?

Call or email Allen and page, they were really helpful when I swapped feed about a month ago... My boy is on calm and collected, one down from calm and condition. They are really knowlegable and really take the time to make sure your horse is on the right feed :)

I have been advised that come winter I might need a boost so I will be looking to go onto calm and condition but all is good so far and my beastie was totally hyper, skitty and getting dangerous before moving to the new feed...

Hope this helps! xx

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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Re: calm and condition?

I had to get a Defra Rescue ex-racehorse 17.2h Mare from BC2 into condition without making it a nutcase, taking it slowly wanting condition not fizz for this I used Soft and Soak which worked very well its a soya based feed which you put either hot or cold water with and its dime within 5 minutes or so, I used this same feed for my old Gypsy Cob when off his feed, and now use on my new Belgian Warmblood Mare who gets fizzy and it keeps her calm. The only downside is the price but the length of time a bag lasts not bad, also not all feed merchants are stockists, I had to get the feed merchant to order it for me to start then they could not get enough as it became popular because they saw the results.

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nix123

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nix123 says:

Re: calm and condition?

 I've found Top Spec has a cool condition cube and they have a a cool balancer. I have a 16.3 wb who is on 1/2 a scoop of the cubes and 500grms of the balancer i feed him less than advised as he doesnt need it (about a small mug size) its fed depending on your horses weight, mixed with 1/2 scoop of chaff twice a day in summer and in winter he had 3 quarters to a full scoop of condition cubes and he managed to keep his weight on and added on a bit too. He gets ridden 5 times a week and a show at the weekend with one day off per week.  Ive found it to be non fizzy, good value and you dont need to feed it in bulk.

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rhapsody

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rhapsody says:

Re: calm and condition?

I've been giving calm and condition to my warmblood since I got him (nearly 5 years ago) as he had had a redworm burden and was quite poor in build.  I had tried conditioning cubes but they sent him mental, so I started the calm and condition with great results - he loves it so much that if he's not got a little of it in his feed he doesn't eat it!  I use sugar beet, alfa a oil and calm and condition, I add in some flaked barley in winter if he's out jumping all the time, and I give him haylage if he's stabled and he's really chilled on that regime.

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