Could it be Miracle Horse Feed?

Remember back when I went on this trail ride and Jet sweat on his own? For the past 4 years or so Jet has had a disease called Anhidrosis. In short, this disease causes him to over heat and not sweat during hotter months.

He can be out in the pasture and doing nothing and will be panting heavily and feel hot to the touch. So in summer I have to be extra cautious with him and keep him in shade and cool.

At my old farm I could keep him in a stall with a fan on him but at my new place that’s not possible. This summer was extra hard on him because it got hot so many days. So I spend most afternoons hosing him off until he was cooled down. That could take anywhere from 10-20 mins depending on how hot he was.

One day I came home to him with a bloody nose and let me tell you..I was freaked out! So my vet recommended putting him on One AC during summer time and seeing if that would help him sweat. While it did some, it still wasn’t enough to keep him from overheating. It’s a great product don’t get me wrong and if the problem comes back this summer, I will go back to using it; but, I think I found a better solution. See I’ve tried it all, I’ve tried Guinness Beer in his didn’t work. (I was drinking cheap beer (Busch light) while he was getting the expensive stuff. Now if that doesn’t tell you how much I love my horse nothing will!)


This year I was introduced to a new horse feed by a friend. He has fed it to his horse for years and his horse has always looked so great. His coat was shinny, his feet so nice, his weight just perfect, and so I figured why not give it a try. I had been feeding the same feed for over 6 years and liked it, mainly because it was cheaper, but I figured I could spend a little more on this horse feed if I didn’t have to feed as much. In my mind I figured it would even out but boy I had no idea it would be a miracle feed! What feed is it your wondering. It’s Purina’s Strategy Healthy Edge Horse Feed.Strategy Healthy Edge


I’m telling you this feed is well worth the price. I say that now, if it continues to go up I might only be able to afford to feed it to one horse, lol.


I’ve really seen a big difference since I started feeding it. My horses are putting the weight back on they had dropped, Jet is sweating on his own (Just pulled his blanket off today and underneath he had been sweating, yay! Not yay because it was too hot for him to have on but yay because it’s so nice to see sweat) and not only is he sweating but after a month of him being on the feed his Fistulous Whithers cleared up.

Jet's Whithers disease

While the Fistulous Withers is not life threatening, like the over heating was, this is a HUGE thing. He’s had remnants of that disease for 6 years now. The vet thought he was going to need to be put down because the disease kept coming back and never completely healed. For 6 YEARS, I’ve had to be careful with his open sore and to make sure I kept it clean. One day I went out to the barn and noticed it was closed up and healed. Like holy crap!

While my vet doesn’t think there is any correlation, I have to say I disagree strongly. This horse feed is the ONLY thing I’ve changed in all those years. There just isn’t anything else to explain it. So for now, I’ll keep thinking this feed is the miracle and continue to feed it.

Do you know of anyone with a horse with either of these diseases? Have they had any luck with anything they have tried? Puh-Puh please share 🙂

You Might Also Like


  • Reply
    A sweaty trail ride Saturday and an update on Vinni - The North Carolina Cowgirl » The North Carolina Cowgirl
    February 19, 2012 at 9:16 am

    […] to rest a couple of times. He also was sweating! For those of you that don’t know, Jet was diagnosed with Anhidrosis a few years ago and since then I haven’t been able to ride him or do much with him because he […]

  • Reply
    What would you do for your horse with Anhidrosis?
    June 2, 2012 at 10:28 am

    […] leads me to believe this summer is going to be blazing hot again. Last year was really rough on Jet because of his Anhidrosis. It’s hard for him to cool himself down when it’s hot out so I have to take extra care […]

  • Reply
    My Weekend in Pictures
    April 4, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    […] riding I had to unload the horse feed I picked up from Southern States. I switched from feeding Strategy to Southern States Triple 10 sweet feed and 10-6 pellets when I moved back to my old barn. Much […]

  • Reply
    Penelope Smith
    September 10, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    My father just bought a few horses for his ranch. He is having a hard time finding a good feed for the horses. So, I liked that you pointed out that he should talk to a vet about good feed and supplements for the horses.

  • Reply
    November 5, 2018 at 7:15 am

    Great tips for miracle horse feed. This article gives good information about miracle horse feed. Thanks for sharing this information.

  • Reply
    April 3, 2019 at 6:35 am

    Very Informative article. Good Horse Feed is very necessary. Very Good amount of horse-related information. Human and horse share a really good bond.

  • Reply
    Ben Cadman
    November 6, 2019 at 10:16 am

    I’ve been feeding all of my horses this feed for a year now and every type of horse I own does well on it, it keeps everyone fit and shinny and doesn’t make anyone get too hot and it is a great price at most feed stores!

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge