No that is perfectly ok! Please keep the information coming, especially nutritional information! Would it be ok if I PMed you sometime? I have some nutrition questions! . I will look into the fat content of Strategy, I just didn't want to keep him on all stock (was doing absolutely nothing for him nutrition wise, his coat/mane was incredibly dry when I got him) and strategy has shined him up a bit. Plus he is really starting to come alive so to speak, and his personality is more apparent with every pound he puts on.
I am giving him vegetable oil with his feedings and he is on 24 hour pasture board (GREAT pasture) in addition to being fed grain twice a day. He was about 150 lbs underweight when I first got him, and the vet was out the other day and said he looked to be gaining nicely. I agree he still has about 100 lbs to go. I will also cut back on the trotting and hill work until he gains some more weight and stick to just light trail riding. However, don't know if I'll be able to get him to keep it light in the pasture. He loves running around like a maniac with his buddies.
Also, he was wormed just this month, and his new worming schedule is to be wormed every other month. He had a bad parasite problem when acquired but vet took care of it and said he would monitor him. So far he is doing great, and he's gaining a lot quicker without his wormy belly.
I too am not sure about his croup. I am interested to see how it turns out. He has an old injury (not sure what it was from) that I originally thought was a hunter bump. Had vet also check this out. He said it was not a hunters bump, but definitely looked to be an injury caused by jumping- more than likely when he was far too young to be doing such work. He said however it didn't interfere with him so that no further measures needed to be taken. I'm keeping an eye on it however.
These pictures don't show them too much (I'll have to post more later) but he has quite a few scars he's brought with him from his past. He has had 4 different owners (that I know of) in a 1 year period because he was considered "hot, herd sour and disrespectful". Well, he is still herd sour, and the disrespect had its few minutes where it tries to rear its ugly head again but he's really coming along. Like I said, I have worked with him before I bought him, but I am just so glad to own him and be able to finally "fix" all the things that drove me wild before. Mainly, his health issues and his bad rep. He is turning into a great and sweet boy