Ranch-Way Feeds



Defiance Senior Hi Fat is a highly-fortified textured high-fat (10%) horse feed with a low level of non-structural carbohydrates (NSC, 5.6 %). It is designed for mature horses sensitive to sugar or starch who need additional calories, particularly those that are thinning with age. Additionally, Defiance Senior Hi Fat contains loose beet pulp shreds to offer a bulky fiber source to those horses having difficulty consuming hay or forage. Due to the loose beet pulp, this feed has minimal soybean oil and molasses to improve the safety and palatability of the feed. This feed is available as a 5/32 inch pellet with shreds of beet pulp.


  • Low in starch and calories - Made with fiber-based ingredients (such as Soybean Hulls, Beet Pulp, Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles, Extruded Soybeans, Ground Flax Seed, Rice Bran, and Soybean Oil) to ensure a low level of NSC.
  • Alltech’s Yea-Sacc® & BioMos® Pro and Pre-Biotic to enhance the digestive efficiency.
  • Alltech’s Bioplex® Trace Minerals  “Chelated” copper, zinc, and manganese bound to amino acids and peptides increase trace mineral absorption and improve the horse’s mineral status.
  • Alltech’s Sel-Plex® An organic source of selenium derived from yeast to help fight infection and disease.
  • Balanced Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acid ratio (3:1) Derived from flax seed and rice bran. Aids in cellular membrane function and repair.
  • Added amino acids and B-Vitamins To support muscle growth, plus added B-complex vitamins to promote proper immune function, hoof and skin health, and glossy hair and coat.
  • Caramel flavoring  To entice consumption.


Upon first introduction, Defiance Senior Hi Fat should be presented to the horse’s diet slowly.  A good rule of thumb is to mix ½ of the new feed with ½ of the old feed for 3 to 5 days.  After the transition, feed according to the following chart:

Level of Activity Defiance Senior Hi Fat
Maintenance                                  (<3 hours of work/week) Up to 5 lbs*
(>3 hours of work/week)
5*-12 lbs
Seniors (as the sole diet) 1 - 1.5 lbs per 100 lbs of Body Weight

*Note that the chart is based on the nutrient requirements of a 500 kg (1,100 lb) mature horse and is therefore a simple guideline.   Adjust depending on the horse's body condition, age, and level of activity.  If feeding less than the amount recommended, then additional vitamin and minerals should be offered to meet the horse’s total dietary nutrient requirements for vitamins and minerals.  As a rule of thumb, for every 1 lb of Defiance Senior Hi Fat omitted, add ¼ lb of Vital Edge Pelleted Mineral or 1 oz of Ranch-O-Min 1011 Horse Mineral, daily.

Feed along with a minimum of 1.0% of the horse’s body weight daily in the form of forage (hay or pasture) to maintain proper gut health.  This product may be fed as the sole ration to senior horses, however it is advised to continue to offer good-quality “leafy” hay to senior horses that can still consume it.  Do not exceed 8 lbs of this feed per meal.  This feed may need to be moistened or soaked with water for safe consumption, especially for aggressive eaters, horses with no prior experience consuming loose beet pulp, or for senior horses that have no teeth.  Fresh, clean water and white salt should be available free-choice.


Available Sizes: 50 lb Bag or Bulk


  • Crude Protein, min14.0 %
  • Lysine, min0.8 %
  • Methionine, min0.4 %
  • Threonine, min0.5 %
  • Crude Fat, min10.0 %
  • Crude Fiber, max22 %
  • Calcium, min1.4 %
  • Calcium, max1.9 %
  • Phosphorus, min0.5 %
  • Salt, min0.3 %
  • Salt, max0.8 %
  • Zinc, min260 ppm
  • Copper, min65 ppm
  • Selenium, min0.2 ppm
  • Vitamin A, min6,500 IU/lb
  • Vitamin D, min650 IU/lb
  • Vitamin E, min200 IU/lb

Soybean Hulls, Plain Dried Beet Pulp, Dehy Alfalfa, Ground Flaxseed, Wheat, Dried Vegetable Fat, Calcium Carbonate, Corn Distillers Dried Grains, Stabilized Rice Bran and Germ, Cane Molasses, Sodium Bentonite, Soybean Oil, Brewers Dried Yeast, Dried Saccharomyces cerevisiae Fermentation Solubles, Vitamin E Supplement, Dried Enterococcus (Streptococcus) faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Yeast Culture (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), Dried Aspergillus niger Fermentation Extract, Dried Aspergillus oryzae Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Extract, Artificial Flavoring, Vitamin A Supplement., Sunflower Meal, Dehydrated Alfalfa, Vegetable Oil, Caramel Flavoring, Soybean Meal, Wheat Midds, Stabilized Rice Bran, Artificial Flavor, Monocalcium Phosphate, Salt, Organic Roughage Products, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Biotin, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Magnesium Oxide, DL-Methionine, Hydrolyzed Yeast, Processed Grain By-Products, Natural and Artificial Flavoring, Silicon Dioxide, BHT (a preservative), Manganese Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, L-Lysine, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Proprionic Acid (a preservative), Copper Proteinate, Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Selenium Yeast, Brewer's Dried Yeast, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Vitamin D Supplement, Cobalt Carbonate.