Originally Posted by MainelyDraft
That really isn't that much feed. It's more than my guy gets, but it it seems like she's feeding by the instructions on the back of the bag. I assume he eats that much hay because he has free choice hay and it's winter so he'll be consuming more forage... His grain ration I'm assuming split into two feedings, 3lbs of grain each feeding...
Please post pictures. If he does need a bit of weight put him, then I think adding a bit of oil to his grain, rather than increasing his volume, would be best..
You don't feel that 100# of hay and concentrates a day is excessive? Mine can eat 100# of hay each a day when given the opportunity but that will only last 2-3 days (and they are ready to explode and can barely move) but then they drop down to an acceptable 40-50# a day. Who can afford to feed that much? That's 17 ton of hay a year for one horse.