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Product Summary:

Farnam® Weight Builder™

Farnam® Weight Builder™ is a high-calorie supplement rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and contains over twice the calories found in an equal amount of grain, but with none of the dangers. This powerful supplement helps support skin and coat conditioning while also providing fuel necessary for top-level performance.

Features:

  • Provides extra calories in the form of fat for maintaining body condition and fuel for performance without the risk of colic associated with grain feeding*
  • Contains flax meal, which is high in Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Contains protein, fat, fiber, calcium, and phosphorus in guaranteed analysis
  • Calcium : phosphorus ratio is balanced so it can be fed with other supplements
  • Also enhances skin and coat condition
*Specifically, colic caused by grain. This product does not claim to prevent colic, but reduces the risk of colic compared to feeding more grain.

Item Specifications:

Sizes:
8 lb.
28 lb.

Feeding Instructions
Includes 2 oz. scoop.
To improve skin and coat condition, feed one scoop (2 oz.) daily with regular grain ration.
For weight gain, feed two scoops (4 oz.) daily with regular grain ration.
Depending on a horse's activity level and condition, additional Weight Builder may be fed with no adverse effects.

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Style Item Number Model Number UPC
8lb SLT120837 008 13701 086621137011
28lb SLT120837 028 13703 086621137035

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Okay, 9/24/2012

Horse Gal from Iowa

I have a gelding that is a hard keeper; he was on this product over the winter to help put on weight. He didn't gain weight but who knows how he would have done without the nutrients from this product over the winter? He ate the product just fine; worked him up to max dose. Product is so easy to get I would try on another horse if needed.

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great but a little costly, 9/12/2012

horsemomma from Bishopville,SC

My old gelding who is a very hard keeper at 28-29 is on this in the fall to bulk him up for winter. it works really well but not as much if he's on it for more than a month or two at a time don't know if it's just him or something in the product. But it does work really really well, just a little pricey when you are broke...

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Not very good..., 8/8/2012

horse owner from Boca Raton, FL

I have a 16h, 1000 pound 14 year old QH gelding. He is not a picky eater at all, but had a hard time finishing the huge scoop you must put in their feed. It must not have tasted very good to him, although I thought it had a pleasant smell which is almost like pumpkin pie (weird). I wouldn't say he's a real hard keeper, but my other horses hold their weight better. So I started him on this, and I didn't see any improvement. I also started him extremely slow, and it gave him diarrhea which is very uncommon for him. After 3 days, the diarrhea stopped and I kept a close eye on his weight via measuring tape (probably not the most reliable way, but it's still some way of measuring). He did not gain weight, and his exercise routine was kept the same. So, I really did try to do the product justice, but I think this is a waste of money. My horse doesn't have ulcers or any health problems. Just didn't work for him.

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Might not be the best for picky eaters, great tran, 3/28/2012

Sam M from Hillsboro, OR

I have a 5 year old gelding that needed a bit of more weight. He is a very picky eater and I have found him to be extremely picky when it comes to powdered supplements. To get the weight he needed, I fed him a lot of this supplement. Though, found about half of it uneaten and untouch in his grain bin. I dropped him down to a maintence scoop to hair and coat and he still didn't completely eat it. For the pick eaters, try a pelleted supplement. Although Farnam Weight Builder put on 50 pounds to my gelding and completely changed his hair coat. From a shaggy looking light buckskin to a flat coated, golden and dappled out buckskin, he looks very sleek now. Even without the full amount of supplement being eaten every day. I think this is a great product to gain a couple pounds here and there, but not ideal for the picky eater or an extreme weight gain.

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FANTASTIC PRODUCT, 2/27/2012

hoss-trainer from California

I have used this on several different horses over the years, it helps them gain weight and give them an amazing sheen to their coat. The horses readily eat it, even straight....they love it! Prevent founder from over feeding, use this product TO THE TB PEOPLE.... IF THEY ARE HARD KEEPERS AND NOT GAINING WEIGHT.... CHECK YOUR HORSES FOR ULCERS!

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Good, 2/27/2012

Owner of 3 from Payson, Arizona

It didn't do as great as i'd hoped (reading the past reviews) but there was DEFINENTLY an improvement, my mare lost alot of weight do to a surprise snowstorm, and now she just needs filling out on her spine and a little more on her butt. But this product definently did the trick, helped with her appetite too! thanks farnam!

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Weight Builder did not build weight..., 1/15/2012

Sofi from Colorado

My 9yr old OTTB gelding is a hard keeper and needed to gain some weight. I was really hoping this would help and was very happy to see that he would lick the bucket clean to get every last bit, However the "Weight Builder" did nothing for building. it did prevent weight loss but since there was no real improvement (not even in his coat) I won't be buying again.

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Didn't work for me, 12/8/2011

Nicole from Cali

I bought this for my 7yo TB mare. She's been thin since I bought her and I've been trying to fatten her up big time with no luck. I bought this thinking it would help (reading the past reviews) but it didn't. Not even a pound gained :( Waste of money for me.

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Lives up to its name, 11/6/2011

Erin from Charlotte, MI

Bought this product for a couple of my horses. I gave it to a 24 year old arabian who when we purchased her was nothing but skin and bones. The previous owner said it was extremely hard to keep any weight on her. We tried everything to get her to gain weight. When we found this, we used it for 3 months and she put on weight. She looks so great. I am amazed with this product. I used it on my belgian stallion. At fair, he won grand champion stallion.

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Keeps my mare looking good!, 9/20/2011

Lee Bailey Bradshaw from Austin, Texas

I have a big 16.1hh mare who has a thin build. She looks great when shes fattened up, but unless you constantly feed her loads of grain, she drops weight and muscle quickly. This suppliment did wonders for her. Her coat looks great and she is starting to fill out on her back and chest. Two thumbs up!

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realy good , 9/17/2011

vernette from mo

my horse finnish 1 buckit in a week and half i did 8 onuces am and pm because she needs 300 pounds on her she put on about 75 so im bying more today

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Wish I had better luck with the product, 8/2/2011

ualawyer from Killeen, TX

I found this product first in H&R magazine. I inquired about it in my local feed store. They had not received any feedback from clients, good nor bad. Since it was relatively inexpensive, I give it a chance. I have a 18 y/o Quarter Horse that had lost significant muscle and weight. After getting over my heartbreak at his weight loss, I tried the weightbuilders. Unfortunately, I have seen no remarkable improvement in his weight. I have been using this product for over 2 weeks and see no difference. I am happy to read that reviewers have had a different experience.

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Wow it really works fast! I can see my horse again, 8/1/2011

NRRVHorses from Northern RR Valley

I admit it, I have a favorite in my barn and it's my 17hh 19yo TB who is no easy keeper to start with. So when he just drops weight mid summer every year from fly/pest stomping it about kills me. He is regularly wormed, teeth done, health check, but the flies just make him burn calories like crazy - this year worse than ever. We feed free choice hay all year with beet pulp during winter to proactively fatten him up (which really makes him look like a QH with legs!) and he gets a supplementary feed mix 3x per day during June/July/Aug but to no avail this year, the flies were too much and he burned off all his winter weight by the month of July. We mixed 2 scoops of the Weight Builder with each of his regular summer supplementary feedings (Senior feed, calf manna pellets, oats, cracked corn, milk replacer and corn oil - these maintain but never add weight) In just 10 short days of mixing the Weight Builder with his feed his top line, tail head and ribs began to noticably fill in. His coat has a beautiful sheen, he does not seem so desparate and aggressive when eating feed now. This horse is in no way food motivated and does not like treats so we worried he would turn up his nose at the new powder in the mix but he really licks up the feed bowl, every crumb. I am so happy my beloved Shadow is beginning to look like the healthy, gracefull, sweet beauty he really is. Wished I had taken before and after photos - I mean WOW. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!

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Amazing!, 7/20/2011

Abigail from North Carolina

My app mare was getting up there in age and was losing weight, even though she was eating the same. After about a week and a half, she gained fifty pounds and looked amazing! No sign of showing ribs at all. I would definitally recommend this to anyone that has a horse that needs a few pounds.

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couldn't go without it, 2/19/2011

kitashea from tricities,tn

Tried other products and I can tell a differance with this one. My horses didn't like the taste of others but love this. I got the 5 gal bucket and it is well worth the price. They are building muscle with this not just helping there coat.

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fattened him right up!, 2/17/2011

cebee from Michigan

I adopted a 11 y/o appy in the late fall, nearly 200# underweight, no energy... was told he was a hard keeper. Bought the weight builder, added a half cup of veg oil to his grain and he was back to normal weight within 2 months. He is holding his own weight now, winter coat grew in nicely, and he has lots more energy. I highly recommend this!!

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Yes, it does work., 2/4/2011

iownahorsetoo... from Midwest USA

I use this on my older mare who wintered poorly last year and she gained nicely, this winter I added it again in advance of winter and she never seemed to lose and I honestly have to say her winter coat is absolutely gorgeous compared to last year. Barring other obvious possible causes of weight loss, if all your horse needs is a calorie enhancement, this stuff works nicely.

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GREAT!, 1/17/2011

Shaunna from MS

We used for a 16 year old. She loves it and it has really worked to put her weight back on after she finished weaning a colt!

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Woth the money, 12/5/2010

Amanda from South Carolina

I have a 26 year old warmblood who was neglected and was in bad health and grossly underweight. He also choked if you gave him large amounts of grain. I tried a lot of other supliments as I am a college student with limited money but this stuff is woth the extra 10 bucks. He bulked right back up. I LOVE THIS STUFF

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Amazing product., 8/13/2010

Ocean Atwell from

I had used all the products. Redcell beefed up my horse like steroids. then dropped all her weight. It has been a struggle putting weight back on. With winter coming up i needed something to work. So i tried this and she gained lbs, and FAST!

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Wow what a difference!, 8/12/2010

carol from

My daughter's appendix quarter horse was on 10lbs. of safe choice all winter and didn't look like he'd had any. We tried everything, but he is never still! Finally, we found weight builder and after just two weeks everyone was talking about how good he was looking. He is now in the best shape of his life!

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AMAZING STUFF..., 6/10/2010

LISA from

my close friend who trains racehorses uses it on all of his thoroughbreds. he gave me some to use on my daughter's 9yo Arabian who was very narrow and lacking muscle. used this for a couple of months and now he looks like a $25,000 show horse. saves me $$$ in grain and hay! his coat looks incredible also :)

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LOVE weight builder, 4/1/2010

patti from

My 5 yo 'teen' TB could not put on weight for the life of him. Tried 7 different high fat feeds up to 10 lbs/ day (one which made him certifiably nuts), beet pulp, corn oil... within 3 weeks of WB he looks incredible AND I'm beginning to decrease his grain. Full endorsement of this product.

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incredible changes in my horses, 1/13/2010

adamu daura from katsina,nigeria

this product has changed the overall condition of my horses to a level i never saw before. i am really happy with there. weight, coat and general health. i wish we have a ditributor in my country.

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Geriatric Mare, 11/11/2009

cheryl from plymouth, MA

my old mare, 31 yrs old has been on this for 2 years as maintenance. She had lost some weight , due to her age , and this helped her put it back on without any adverse affects. She had foundered in the past from too much grain. We both love it !!

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Nearly 30, acts like a youngster, 11/9/2009
Jean Curtis from Eau Claire WI

My 29 year old thoroughbred came into spring looking rough and thin when his coat shed out. I finally realized his pasture mate was chasing him away from his feed and eating it as soon as I was out of sight. In desperation I bought this product and started giving it to him along with his senior feed. In the 8 weeks I gave him the Weight Builder he covered his ribs completely, lost the big bony hips and along with me showing the whip to his tormentor a few times, has regained the vigor he had as a young horse. I'm now confident he is going to "weather" the winter in good shape. He runs from way out in the pasture when he sees me coming to feed, and gives a snort and shake of his head to show me he's full of life again.

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AMAZING!, 8/18/2009

Heather from Albany, OR

my 13 yr old TB mare had lost WAY to much weight and nothing was working to get her to a healthy weight again...than i found this an not only did she gain all her weight back but she gained it bach in such a short amount of time i was AMAZED!!!! im not even finished with my first 8lb container an she is fat an happy =]

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Weight Builders, 7/28/2009

Cindy from Gillette, Wyoming

Our old Arab mare was looking so dreadfully thin that I was crying at the thought of having to put her down. Aftyer one 8 pound bucket she is FAT AND SASSY!!!! She looks fantastic and I guess she'll just have to stay on this great product!!

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Great stuff, 7/27/2009
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I use this product for my 43+ year old mare. Helps keep the weight on and she loves it.

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uppitty Arab, 7/16/2009

Diana from Shadow Hills, Ca.

I have an Arabian who does a lot of pacing in the corral. She bosses the other horse all the time. I started feeding her this product a year ago. It keeps her weight and the other horses weight at the correct level. I love it. So does my horse

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great!, 5/26/2009

stacey from morrow, OH

I have only been adding this to my two mare's ( one is 3 and the other 23)feed for a week now, and I can tell the difference already! they had dropped a little too much weight during the season change than what i was comfortable with. they aren't the easiest keepers to begin with, but once they get back up in weight, i will definately keep them on this for the coat aspect of it!

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very pleased with this product, 5/20/2009

V.B. from H.G. Alabama

I recently purchased a TWH mare that was very badly underweight, her coat was dull and ragged looking also. A tearful sight to a true horse lover. After giving her the weight builder for 3 weks she looks 90% better along with alot of prayers and love, I HIGHLY reccommend this product.Thank-you FARNAM!!!

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love this, 5/18/2009

melodie from wittman az

I got my mare who is 23 yrs old from a barrel racer who was using her for her kids, she was under weight and looked terrible. I have only used one 8lb container on her so far and she looks and feels 110% better!! I am buying my second 8lb container today.

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gaining Weight, 4/20/2009

Rosey from Los Angelles, Ca.

This has added weight to my Arabian mare. It is the only supplement I found that was able to help her gain weight given the mares high energy activities. When I stopped feeding it to her to see if it was really helping, she started to loose weight. Except for the supplement portions everything else was the same. Now I dont question that it is a great help to her.

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Great for Conditoning!, 4/16/2009

Lauren Klein from Elizabeth , Co

THis is a good product for if you want your horses coat to be nicer. I origanally ordered it for wieght gain , but I noticed that it really helps for a sleek shine on there coat , and it brightens up there eyes. I have not seen weight on my horses yet , but I am excited to see!

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my horse is gaining weight, 3/5/2009

Linnea from Kent, WA

I had my horse on local grass hay in a pasture with two dominant horses. She was so thin I could see all her ribs. I moved her and got her better hay, I added beet pulp and this supplement to her grain. I am going to buy this again, my horse has has gained at least 100 pounds or more, and has filled out in the ribs and most of the way in the rear end. I feel like she gained faster after I started the supplement.

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Excellent Weight Builder for Drafts, 7/21/2008
from Cambridge, Ohio

We rescued a number of Draft horses from SugarCreek Auction. Among other problems, most were seriously underweight. We had several supplements donated to help them gain weight and the Farum Weight Builder was the most impressive of all used. We would highly recommend it.

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My horse gained it fast!, 6/25/2008

taylor from west chester, Oh

My horse is a 5 year old off the track thoroughbred who has been retired from racing for 1 yearjune2008. When I bought her she still needed about 200300 pounds put on her. we got about 150 put on her with just grain and hay then she wouldnt gain anymore. She then lost about 50 of it from a sore back. so I shopped around and decided to buy this product. She has been on this weight builder for about 3 weeks and has already put on an additional 150 poundswe measure her weight. This product is amazing! the only down side is that it does make the horse a little bit hyper but we already have a calming supplement for her so she doesnt show signs of hyperness from this I have just heard that from other horse owners. I would strongly recommend buying this farnam weight builder for your horse!

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amazing, 10/10/2007

Jessica from Ft. Wayne, IN

I barrel race and this stuff lets me work my horses hard while poviding them with a stable energy supply. Plus, with just 2 oz on everyones feed twice a day, Ive cut my grain ratios in half!! Talk anout a $ saver!

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Love it!, 10/5/2007

Natalia from Salem, OR

My horse loves this stuff. Hell eat it plain if you let him. Ive been trying to put weight on my stallion wo making him hot and this stuff works great. It made his coat darken and shiny up as well. Excellent product for the price.

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Good stuff!, 7/2/2007

Jenna from Floyds Knobs, Indiana

This weight builder is inproving my horses wieght very well!

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