I know that this may be best under the nutrition heading, but I have a draft and I figured that you would all understand my guy a bit better (5 year old Percheron gelding) so I figured that this would be a better spot. Anyway.... I have been told this week, by 2 different people that my guy looks "skinny." My heart sunk.
So I taped him, I don't have a scale and he taped at 1880 pounds, which is what he weighed in October. He has grown height wise, he was 18.3 early summer, yesterday he was just shy of 19.1 hands.
Oh it's winter, he is not blanketed, never has been, and he has a barn that he has free access to go in and out. He tends to only go in on very cold, windy nights, he hates being in a barn/stall. It has been very cold for the past 2 weeks. He never appears cold, never shivers and sweats even on light rides. He is pretty darn fuzzy!
He has been wormed with a fecal done in November (all clean!) with a fecal scheduled for March before spring, UTD on all shots, teeth floated this fall, etc. He is in the same barn situation with no changes so it's not that he is a new situation.
He currently eats the following per day:
1.5-2 bales of hay (45 pound average bale)
6 pounds of 16% pelleted grain
1/2 cup of flax seed
Vitamin E & Selenium
salt in feed as he hates salt blocks
Sorry that this is a longish post. Any thoughts/suggestions would be appreciated.
Thank you for your time-