You have said that you feed him 2 scoops of Safechoice original and a scoop of Safechoice Senior. First, great feed choice! I feed both; don't worry about it being a "Senior" feed, that is just the horse age group that it is design for, but some of the great things that make it great for the old guys, also makes it wonderful for the younger ones as well. It is designed to be a complete feed, meaning an old horse with no teeth could swallow it whole and be able to get what they need nutritionally from it.
However, my question is, how much are you feeding? Scoops vary in size. I recommend getting a scale and weighing your scoops empty, then again with the amount of feed in it. Do a little math and viola, you have the actual amount you are feeding. It is very important to truly know what you are feeding.
Be careful adding in too much oils too fast. Oils can give him the squirts.
Also, try not to be so defensive, you have made it very clear that you are doing everything you can for this guy. Its okay that he lost weight when he moved, horses do that. TimWhit91 said that he thought your horse looked unhappy in his first reply. But Hagen did look unhappy in those second pics, however, it could have just been the moment, angle ect....Just because he looked unhappy doesn't mean he is unhappy.
People are going to express all kinds of opinions, you don't have to agree with them! The good ones or the bad, but take it all with a grain of salt and know that a lot of the people on here have years and years of experience. Most are just trying to help and express their thoughts.
You are doing great by Hagen, just keep going and listen to what people have to say, then form your own opinion on what is right for you.
Last edited by nitapitalou; 08-21-2014 at 09:08 PM.
Reason: Correcting name and "happiness"