Friday, May 17, 2013

Purina Analyzes and Customizes Windurra Horses' Feed

Yesterday David Kurtz, our local Purina Rep for PA and MD, (717-314-5264) and Dr. Katie Young, a Nutrition Specialist from Kansas City, came out to our farm yesterday and evaluated the horses and their nutritional needs. Dr. Young writes a bi-monthly column for and is a great resource for answering all sorts of questions about equine nutrition. 

L-R: David Kurtz, Dr. Young, Lindsey and Boyd
 We have changed Trading Aces to a high energy feed for horses in hard work, and we made a few changes to some of the hotter event horses, who have trouble containing their energy in dressage, to Purina Ultium. A lot of Silva’s dressage horses are in quite hard work and they made some changes to the amount of feed that some of her upper level horses receive, weighing their portions to customize their feed so that they are getting exactly what they need. 

We really tried to personalize each horse’s diet to make sure we get the best out of each horse. We also learned about some of the new Purina products, which we were aware of but didn’t know the benefits of, like the hay block which is a new technology for hydrating horses.
Omolene 200

If anyone would like to have their horse’s diet analyzed and specially tailored you can give David a call; also a huge thanks to Katie for flying out to meet with us and our horses.

-Boyd and Silva

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