Purina Strategy Professional
Formula GX Horse Feed
by Purina Horse Feed

 In 1991, Strategy® Professional Formula GX horse feed revolutionized horse nutrition by becoming the first commercial pelleted feed created for horses of all ages and lifestyles. Over 1 billion feedings later, it is still the gold standard in convenience and value for horse professionals.

Feed Form: All Pellets

Recommended For: Strategy® Professional Formula GX is for any horse, at any life stage. Maintenance, growing, breeding and performance horses.

  • Highly Digestible Ingredients—provides nutrient density and supports proper digestion  
  • Nutritionally Balanced—eliminates the need for expensive supplements and time-consuming mixing  
  • Pelleted Feed Form—prevents sorting, reduces waste and improves stability during storage
  • One convenient professional formulation for all your horses without compromising on nutrition  
  • Pellets are easy to transport, feed and store  
  • Consistently Fresh, Quality Natural Ingredients—appeals to even finicky horses for consistent intake
  • Keeps breeding stallions on a high nutrition plane  
  • Enhanced Amino Acids--supports fetal development and milk production in brood mares  
  • Multiple Sources of Energy and Muscle Fuel—supports the energy of lactating mares and breeding stallions  
  • Added Copper, Calcium, Phosphorus, Selenium and Key Vitamins—helps pregnant mares develop healthy foals
  • Added Vitamins & Minerals—helps promote development of strong bones, tendons and muscles  
  • Quality Protein—optimizes muscle growth and development in young growing horses  
  • Multiple Sources of Energy and Muscle Fuel—supports the energy needs of growing horses while providing fewer calories from starch
  • Multiple Sources of Energy—promotes a more level temperament and may help minimize or avoid digestive disturbances in horses on higher grain diets  
  • High Levels of Polyunsaturated Oils—helps improve overall appearance and body condition for shinier, healthier looking horses  
  • Controlled Starch and Sugar—may help reduce the risk of adverse health effects caused by the management error of overfeeding
  • More Calories Coming from Fats and Fiber than Traditional Grain Mixes—may provide a calming effect in some horses  
  • Quality Protein with Enhanced Amino Acids—helps performance horses recover from exercising and training  
  • Added Copper, Calcium, Phosphorus, Selenium and Key Vitamins—supports proper physiological functions in working and performance horses
  • Multiple Sources of Energy and Muscle Fuel—helps build stamina and endurance to enhance your horse’s ability to perform

Strategy® Professional Formula GX horse feed 

Feeding Directions With Hay or Pasture
Start with the amounts given for the weight and class of the horse. After observing the horse for a period of time, the amount fed may be increased or decreased by 10% to obtain the desired body condition and weight. More specific recommendations may also be obtained from a Purina Mills representative. Please consult the tag sewn onto this bag for complete feeding recommendations.

LIFESTYLEHay (Lbs. per day)*Strategy (Lbs. per day)**
Active Pleasure (lbs/day)1.2% of body weight1/3 to 1/2% of body weight
Performance (lbs/day)1.2% of body weight 3/4 to 1-1/2% of body weight***
Pregnant Mares (1 to 7 months)1.2% of body weight1/3 to 1/2% of body weight
Pregnant Mares (Last 90 days)1.2% of body weight1/3 to 1/2% of body weight
Lactating Mares1.2% of body weight1 to 1-1/2% of body weight
Breeding Stallions1.2% of body weight3/4 to 1% of body weight
Suckling Foals 1 lb per month of age
Growing Weanlings1% of body weight1-1/4 to 2-1/2% of body weight****
Growing Yearlings1% of body weight1 to 1-1/2% of body weight****

EXAMPLE: 1,000 lb active pleasure horse x 1/3% of Body Weight - 1,000 x .003 = 3 lbs of Strategy®  fed per day**.

* This is the recommended minimum amount of hay to be fed. If feeding more hay, decrease amount of Strategy
®  fed by 1 lb per 2 lbs of additional hay fed.
If feeding a grass hay diet, feed 1/2 to 1 lb/horse/day MORE of the Strategy
® .  After observing the horse for a period of time, the amount fed may be 
increased or decreased by 10% to obtain the desired body condition and weight.
** Do not feed less than 1/3% of Body Weight of Strategy
®  to mature horses or less than 1% of Body Weight to growing horses. If they gain too much
weight at this minimum feeding rate, then horses should be changed from Strategy
®  to Nature's Essentials®  Enrich 32®  or Enrich 12® 
Horse Supplement.
***  Feed at the higher rate for harder working horses
****  Feed at the higher rate if rapid growth is desired 



Important Considerations:

  • Do not feed free-choice
  • Feed at regular times (at least twice daily). When feeding rates exceed 1% of body weight, three daily feedings are preferred
  • Any feed changes should be made gradually over a period of 7 to 10 days
  • Changes in the rate of feeding should not exceed one pound per day for each horse
  • Feed along with at least 1-1.5% of horse’s body weight of good quality hay or the equivalent in pasture to make a complete ration
  • Have plenty of fresh, clean water available at all times
  • Prevent the rapid eating by the horse of any feed stuffs
  • Store feed in a dry, well-ventilated area protected from rodents and insects Do not feed moldy or insect-infested feed to animals as it may cause illness or death
  • This product to be fed to the animal species as directed on the label
  • In addition to nutritional care and consultation, be sure to make regular veterinary checkups and farrier appointments part of your horse wellness program.


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