I have a 36ish year old arab/quarter 14.2hh gelding who is skinny(although he has gained a good amount of weight I would like to gain more,I taped him at about 840lbs). My barn owner(my old horse is at my moms house, not the boarding barn, i have my TB there) has a 30 year old (maybe 16hh) TB gelding who is much thinner(not sure what he weighs) then my gelding, probably as skinny or skinnier then my guy was when I changed him to triple crown senior from purina senior in march(she just switched about 2 months ago).
We both use TC senior
, my guy gets about 4.3lbs 3x/day I honestly don't know how much she feeds him, but I know it's 2x/day(he won't eat if he's pulled in for lunch) and probably more in feed/feeding.
How many calories is in TCS/lb? and fat grams of fat?
They also both get legends rice bran
, they get the max at 2lbs/day. How many calories/grams of fat are they getting per lb of that?
Also alfalfa pellets
(cant remember how many lbs)? how many calories/lb and grams of fat?
Are timothy pellets higher or lower in fat or calories? I would assume lower, but they are more expensive then alfalfa(which I find odd since timothy is easier to get around here.
I also have my guy on hard keeper solution
he is on 4oz/day but i read the package that says you can feed 6oz/day so I'm thinking about upping it.
For a horse you want to gain weight how many calories and grams of fat should they have/day.
Neither horse has many teeth left so they hay they actually ingest in minimal, today I got chopped hay(timothy, but I see they sell alfalfa also I want to look into getting that instead)from tractor supply today to see if my gelding would like it and he seems to. So I may make that a part of his normal diet. My guy is on pasture 24/7 but with another horse and donkey on it also and it being only 1.7 acres they chew it down to nothing is no time.
I know this is a lot to ask but the vet says that besides feeding him(well them actually since we use the same vet) soaked senior feed there really isn't anything else we can do. She was kinda hinting at not even bothering with my guy but I've had him since I was 12(13 years) and besides being skinny he is in great healthy and is very happy horse who likes to bully the younger appy. BO's horse is not on pasture all the time as he turn out area's don't really have grass, but they do let him mow the property when they are there, their horses are out with hay unless the weather is bad.
Thanks for anyone that can help!