Putting Weight On My Old Guy Before Winter


“We had our whole herd, five horses various ages, on Horse Shine for a year.  Most of them eat it reluctantly or not at all. We  switched to Horse Guard and they practically lick their grain buckets.  My questions is, we have one older guy that is so picky about his feed.  He is the one that wouldn’t even touch the Horse Shine.  He needs more weight especially going into winter.  Is there any kind of  sampler package available that I could buy to test on him?  No one else in the group needs to gain anymore weight.  Most of them are on a managed diet.

I would appreciate any help you can give me here.”

Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella:

We love to hear that your horses like Horse Guard so much. It doesn’t get any better when they like to eat what is good for them!

For your older guy, I would recommend starting him on Super Weight Gain. We don’t have sample packages, however, all of our products have a 100% money back guarantee. So I would buy a 10 lb bag, which lasts 20 days. Then if for some reason you can’t get him to eat it you can return it for a full refund and put him back on Horse Guard.

Super Weight Gain will provide him cool energy from protein and fat like others weight gain products. However, what set Super Weight Gain apart from its competitors is that it also supplies him with a full dose of the Horse Guard to ensure all his vitamin and mineral needs are still being met; and prebiotics, probiotics, and live yeast cultures to help stabilize his gut flora and allow him to get more out of his food he is consuming.


I hope this helps. Good luck with your older guy, and your other four horses.

Let me know if I can answer any more questions.

Super Weight Gain


About Dr. Kelsey J. Nonella Ph.D., P.A.S.

Kelsey J. Nonella, Ph.D. is an equine nutritionist who was riding horses before she could walk. Her love for horses drives her to help educate people on what their horses’ needs in order to have happy, healthy horses. Kelsey went to Cal Poly receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science and then onto West Texas A&M, where she got her Masters and eventually her Doctorates in Equine Science. At A&M, Dr. Nonella did extensive research on Selenium within horses. Click here to view her research. Kelsey’s colleagues have mentioned her as one of the United States equine Selenium experts.
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