I need some help figuring out what to feed my new weanling draft cross colt. I literally just picked him up four days ago. He is a Percheron/Oldenburg cross, 8 months old, 14.1 in the front and 15 hands in the back end. Quite out of whack all over, really. He's got a very long, fuzzy winter coat, and if I could see his body I know his ribs would be prominent, as I can feel every rib in him. He's got no "meat" on him whatsoever. He was weaned at 4 months, and and I was told he was fed a mixture of beet pulp and soy powder (never heard of feeding horses this??).
I know draft babies can have problems with growing too fast when given too rich feed. Any suggestions on a safe but effective feed or product, and amounts, that will help him put some weight on safely as he grows? Thanks!
Here a pic:
Also, he has a heart-shaped star!