Cavalor Strucomix Senior

High-fiber feed designed for senior horses & hard keepers

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Indication for use

Always give Strucomix Senior in addition to at least 5 kg hay. Daily amount per animal: Under physical strain - 0.6 kg per 100 kg live body weight Horses at rest - 0.5 kg per 100 kg live body weight

Packaging

20 kg bag

FAQ

My horse has grown so old that most of its molars have dropped out. Could Senior assist in maintaining condition and if so, how much feed is required?
The Senior mix contains ingredients that are not too hard to chew. This offers horses with impaired chewing ability the opportunity to stay at proper weight with a reasonable number of kilos of feed. This amount is normally a maximum of 1 kg for every 100 kg of live body weight. The inclusion of puffed grains and easily digestible pellets, which are carriers of easily absorbable proteins, greatly assists in keeping feed consumption within certain limits while maintaining proper condition.
What age can I start my horse on Strucomix Senior?
The vitality of a horse is often a question of breed. Hot-blooded horses tend to maintain a more youthful appearance far longer than most coldbloods or warmbloods. As a general rule, however, it is safe to say that a horse is turning into a senior as it approaches the age of 20. Having said that, it is the overall health condition of a horse that is the overriding element when deciding the right rations and the choice of feed. It is not until the horse starts showing specific signs of old age, such as losing weight and difficulty shedding, that it becomes advisable to introduce Strucomix Senior.

Testimonials

Trainer and Professional Barrel Racer, Denise Davis

"My daughter's old roping and barrel horse should have been put down years ago, he was looking that bad, and he's just a brand new horse on Cavalor® Strucomix Senior. He ran out of the barn the other day, jumped up and did a 180. I've never seen anything give such great results in such a short period of time."
- Trainer and Professional Barrel Racer, Denise Davis

Grand Prix Rider and Trainer Christine Betz

"The biggest horse I saw the change in was my grand prix horse. I started feeding him Cavalor® Strucomix Senior and Cavalor® Endurix, and the results were incredible. He lost his potbelly, he toned up a bit, and he handled the stress level of going Grand Prix well. He won seven out of nine Grand Prix's and his recovery time is now incredible. He's a heavy horse and he usually would be dragging for three or four days after a summer competition and he doesn't have those recovery times anymore. He's responded incredibly to it and had a better season at Grand Prix than at levels I and II. His response to Cavalor is what got me sold on the feed. He's one of those horses that gives and gives and gives and it was important to me to find something for him to ease the struggle of him getting the nutrients he needed for him to do his job for me."
Grand Prix Rider and Trainer Christine Betz

John Zambrano – Barn Manager for Peter Lombardo, Cavalor Champion

"The reason I started using Cavalor was I had a mare that was a really bad eater and it was hard to keep weight on her. I talked to the rep and he asked me to try Cavalor. So I tried a bag and she started to get a little bit better the first week and after the second week she started to be much more interested in her food. She loved the food, got fat, was shiny and healthy, so I decided to switch all the horses to Cavalor." - Originally on Cavalor® Strucomix Senior
John Zambrano - Barn Manager for Peter Lombardo, Cavalor Champion

International Show Jumper, Simon Nizri

"I can say it made my ulcer prone mare much happier. Her digestive system improved on Cavalor® Strucomix Senior more than with other grains she was on." International Show Jumper, Simon Nizri

J.J. Tate, Cavalor Champion

" I have my 20 yr old Grand Prix school master on the Cavalor® Strucomix Senior,
and he looks as great as he did as when he was competing! My students
all get to learn how to piaffe and passage on him, and can never believe
how old he is! " - J.J. Tate, Cavalor Champion

Dressage Champion Nancy Later

"Cavalor Feed is a dream come true! I lived in Europe with my horses and my horses looked and felt so fantastic on the natural feed available there. On the East Coast I have been struggling to find a healthy grain mix without all the processed additives. All my horses enjoy Cavalor's tastey feed, it gives them long lasting strength to work but does not provide focus problems and energy spurts. I feel good feeding my horses something that is healthy and nutritious and made for horses complicated digestive system. From my 3 year old to my 21 year old grand prix horse Cavalor Feeds have all of my horses looking shiny, strong and feeling great!"

Steffen Peters United States Olympic Dressage Rider

"I put Ravel on Cavalor feed products a bit before the World Cup Finals in Las Vegas, and since then, he has more energy and his scores have been higher,"

-Steffen Peters
United States Olympic Dressage Rider

 

Lori T.

"I just switched my two horses to Cavalor. One is a retired TB mare, former upper level eventer and she is a very, very picky eater; leaves her grain more often than not. In the morning, she would eat about 1/4 of her grain. She would eat a little more at lunch, and then finish the rest at dinner time. We now have to wait for her to finish her Cavalor feed! I can even put medicine in her Cavalor feed and she will eat it! She is currently on Cavalor Strucomix Senior."

-Lori T.
Cavalor Customer

 

Sabrina Frye, Cavalor Champion

I have attached pics of my 13 year old APHA mare Bergen Bar Bunny aka Tiara before and after Cavalor Feed. If anyone ever doubts the impact Cavalor feed will have on your performance horse just take a look at the pics of my mare. Her before pic was taken during prime rodeo season so she was very fit. The after pic was just 30 days after starting Cavalor feed and as you can see she has more weight and muscle mass than she had even in the height of competition season. I had not changed anything in her routine other than the feed. I was able to discontinue feeding all supplements also. She has more muscle mass than she has ever had in the 10 years I have owned her. She is calm and ready to work every day.

Thank you,
Sabrina Frye

 

 

Is your horse too thin? Are you at your wits’ end? Read the success story of Julie De Pelsmaeker and Whippersnapper here

The De Pelsmaeker family, proud owners of Whippersnapper, were at their wits’ end. Their horse was very thin and they had already tried everything. After consultation with the Veterinary Clinic De Bosdreef, it appeared that Whippersnapper was glucose intolerant, and they could not get it under control.

After contacting Cavalor, a ration of the new Cavalor® FiberForce feed was proposed. Cavalor® FiberForce has the lowest sugar and starch content of all of the commercialized feed mixtures on the market. After 6 weeks, the ration was adjusted to ½ Cavalor® FiberForce and ½ Cavalor®  Strucomix Senior. This was supplemented with a course of Cavalor® Digest to regularize the intestinal flora and Cavalor®  OilMega to support the animal’s general health.

Four months after the family had given up hope, things are going extremely well with Whippersnapper. So well, in fact, that he is in top form and won the 1.35 m for juniors at CSIJ Lommel [Belgian show jumping event] at the beginning of May!

Congratulations to the owner and also thanks especially to De Bosdreef Veterinary Clinic! If you have a horse with a problem that leaves you in despair, you can always turn to Cavalor for nutritional advice. Contact us at info@cavalor.com or go to www.mycavalor.com.

 

 

Martha Bennett, DVM

"I grew up on a farm with an equine veterinarian as a father and cannot remember a time when I did not own horses. I went to college at Auburn University where I earned a BS in Animal Science and my DVM and I have been practicing veterinary medicine for 12 years. When I started playing polo six years ago I fed my horses Purina Strategy. I trusted the company and I was very familiar with their research in animal nutrition. Because I frequently advise my clients not to make changes in an animal's nutrition unless there is a good reason to do so I was very reluctant to make a change myself. A Cavalor representative started talking to me about Cavalor over a year ago but I really was not interested in switching feed as my ponies were doing great. I continued talking to Libby and did some research on my own and began really thinking about my program. I had several older horses, two that were difficult to keep weight on, and another that was frequently choking on her pellets if they weren't fed to her very slowly. Maybe "great" wasn't the right word.

I switched all of my horses to Cavalor three months ago and have been absolutely thrilled. I'm no longer feeding supplements. My thin ones have picked up weight in spite of it being winter. And I have not had a single choking incident. I'm also very happy with how much the horses like it, even the ones that were never good eaters are excited at feeding time.

Thank you Cavalor for your contributions to equine nutrition and thank you to my Cavalor representative, Libby Cifuni for convincing me to make the change."

Martha Bennett, DVM
Senior Clinician - Emergency Service
Emergency Veterinarian Manager
Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners - Brentwood, TN

 

Bob and Katherine Thornton

We have a mare that has difficulty focusing and needs a fair amount of grain and forage to stay in good weight. A professional rider we respect recommended feeding Cavalor® Pianissimo and we have had wonderful success. Cavalor has given us the horse we always knew was "in there"! We also use Cavalor® Performix and Cavalor® Strucomix Senior as a top dress for our other eventers. The horses love Cavalor feeds and they thrive on them.

Bob and Katherine Thornton
Chesterfieldequestrian.com

 

Jenny Carbonari, coach and trainer.

"I made the switch and I mainly use Cavalor® Strucomix Senior as a base feed because it puts the weight on the horses without making them hot. Cavalor® Strucomix Senior is also great for the young horses because it helps them bloom without affecting their minds." Jenny Carbonari, coach and trainer.

 

 

Kristi Clarkson, upper level event rider

"My 20-year-old Irish horse has always had a super course coat and I put him on the Cavalor® Strucomix Senior and his coat is amazing now, and his weight looks great. He loves that feed; it makes his day." Kristi Clarkson, upper level event ride

Tanya Ledetter, Barrel Racer

"I'm feeding Cavalor® Strucomix Senior to my 9-year-old. She is a very picky eater and she eats it like it's cotton candy, she loves it." Tanya Ledetter, Barrel Racer

Lynn Doki Camina, Dressage Trainer

"I feed Cavalor® Strucomix Original and Cavalor® Strucomix Senior to my horses. I originally switched because you can actually see what is in the feed; you can identify the ingredients and it's not bogged down with molasses. One of my horses is 24 and he used to eat so much of his feed and leave it, but he doesn't leave the Cavalor. I'm happy with his feed bucket empty at night." Lynn Doki Camina, Dressage Trainer.

Tatiana Gabrush, Manager for International Show Jumper Brianne Goutal

"Sort of as an experiment I switched two of our horses, one being Brianne's [Goutal] oldest horses, he's about 17 now. We had trouble keeping weight on without him getting fat, we moved him over to the Cavalor® Strucomix Senior and Cavalor® Perfomix and then added Cavalor® Superforce in the mix later as well. The change alone in his coat is amazing. We've tried everything, Omega 3, but now he's dabbled and not that mousy brown. He looks as good as our stallion and that says a lot for me." - Tatiana Gabrush, Manager for International Show Jumper Brianne Goutal

Heather Mehal, Trainer at Big Dog Stables in Granville, OH

"My 25-year-old mare started chocking and I spoke with my local Cavalor rep because she's also a really picky eater. My rep suggested I try Cavalor for Trilly and my other horse, Handsome, who's energy was never where I wanted it to be. Trilly loves the feed and nickers for her food. Her coat also looks great. Handsome is starting to put on muscle and gain a topline without getting hot. The horses love it and their energy is where it needs to be."

Heather Mehal, Trainer at Big Dog Stables in Granville, OH.

 

Tamara Bekkevold: I am extremely pleased with the outcome of Cavalor products !

Tamara mailed us pictures of her horse before and after she gave him Cavalor Senior Strucomix. In August, her horse was too thin so she started giving Floyd Senior Strucomix. Barely a few months later, she had a beautiful, muscled horse in top condition. 

"Enclosed are 3 pictures of my horse Floyd.

The first one is from last August and the other two are from April this year. Quite a change right?

I have been feeding him with aprox. 6,61 kg a day with the Senior Strucomix and in between I have given him Muscle Force, Oilmega and Arti Base.

I must say I am EXTREMELY pleased with the outcome of the Cavalor products"

Suzanna Hayward – Cavalor is the best feed that is available for my horses!

We've got a mail from a very enthusiastic Cavalor customer, Suzanna Hayward, who has a small breeding stud of Spanish Arabian horses in Northern France.

"I've been using Cavalor feed for over 5 years now, I'm always satisfied with the quality and so are my horses! My stallion Amoroso de Salvadora competes in jumping, dressage, showing and endurance. He gets Cavalor Strucomix while he's on rest and Cavalor Perfomix while working. He always looks fantastic and has a beautiful shiny coat. Amoroso will be competing at the World Championships in Paris in November in the senior stallion class. He will surely be the oldest horse to participate at nearly 18 years old, but he certainly doesn't look or act his age!

My broodmares are getting Cavalor ProBreed. Whilst in foal and lactating, the mares stay in great condition and the foals grow at a steady rate.

I really like the products of Cavalor, not only do the horses find them very palatable, they are already enriched with the right supplements needed for each discipline and give a fantastic and consistent quality. Cavalor is the best feed that is available for my horses and has the best range of options for all types of horses and all disciplines!"

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