I have a feeling if he starts to drop weight he wont make it for the winter.
Right now he's on rich grass 24/7 in a cherry orchard. I just started brining him alfalfa pellets (as much as he'll eat).
Anything else I can do for him. I can lightly see ribs, if he bends a certain way. Because he's a TB I think he's perfect, but I'd prefer him to be fat in case he gets sick and for the winter.
I only hop on him about 30 minutes a week, and sometime we go out for an hour or two trail ride...but not often anymore maybe once or twice a month.
I've been told to quit riding him, but he loves it... I don't think it's fair to just keep him alive in a pasture, even if it makes a difference on how long he lasts, at least he enjoys himself and is doing something. ?????
He still prances and gets "hot" when I ride him.