My new horse has been home for about 2 weeks now. He is a Morgan cross, approximately 15 years old. He was a rescue and we are trying to put some weight back on him. Since he has been home, he is on grass and free choice hay. I want to see if he will gain back the weight he lost just by being fed properly, which I'm almost certain he will.
However, should he not regain the enough weight before winter I am going to opt to start feeding him grain. I want to help his skinny butt make it comfortably through the winter. I do light to moderate riding on him - trail rides, flat work and lunging. Usually 2-4 rides a week with lunging in between every once in awhile. What would you recommend as far as grain? He is a tad bit spirited (probably a 4 or 5 on a scale of 1-10) so I want to stay away from grains that will make him hot as much as possible. Also, I was planning on getting a medium weight turnout on him through the winter. Opinions on that?
Thanks in advance.