Originally Posted by Rachel1786
He's 36 with a lot of missing teeth so he's on triple crown senior, soaked with beetpulp,alfalfa pellets and Hard keeper solution and smartpak smart flex senior supplements. He also gets chopped hay and 24/7 pasture. The mayo thing was pretty much a random thought about how maybe I can add some more fat and calories to his diet. I just got a bag of soybean meal which I will start adding to his feed tomorrow.
I know the store bought mayo is pretty loaded with crap, but I hear it's easy to make your own, so I was thinking of maybe making some for him lol. I would do anything for this horse.
Agreed with above--NO MAYO, bc it's base is eggs and your horse is a herbavore. (Might be good for your old dog?!?)
UNfortunately, every horse over 30 yo wil NOT have any tooth growth. All the teeth left in his mouth are wearing down or falling out at this point. He might enjoy grabbing mouthfulls of grass but most of it is now falling out of his mouth, unmasticated, undigested. He needs ANY food that can be made into a mash and any food that won't wear his leftover teeth down ANY MORE. I prefer Purina Equine Senior--lots of good senior food-but that's bc it's been tasted on elderly horses (AT Southern Illinois University's Ag school) and they found that their elderly horses that had little or no teeth did indeed gain weight being fed that as a mash. EVERY horse can have different feeding specifications, so I'd check with your Vet about what to feed HIM. =D
(You're an angel caretaking an old horse!!)