1.5 Last and far from least, put your horse on Succeed if you can possibly afford it. SUCCEED Digestive Conditioning Program Equine Supplement
This stuff smells like cookie dough and my horse eats either in meal form or he will try and grab the tube out of my hand. Taste great and works - what a concept
I can't say enough about this expensive stuff ($90/month
The vet was here for another horse December 18th. Free-of-charge, he re-examined all my horses because they're up there in years and all have an "issue".
The vet told me to keep my colicy horse on the Succeed because it seems to be doing its job. Also to keep feeding his feed pan stuff three times a day, even though it's only rice bran and some timothy/alfalfa cubes in the AM because he is now a hard keeper.
1.6 Plenty of quality grass hay and if hay is in short supply buy straight timothy pellets as a filler. You could measure out one dry pound and soak them a little bit to get more moisture into his gut. These horses need a lot of moisture in their digestive system. I wet everything that goes into the feed pan, each and every time.
Just feed one pound at a time as it seems my horse cannot handle much more than 1 - 1-1/2 pounds of something in his feed pan, at one time.
It's not as complex as it sounds - I am sorry I'm not good at explaining things.
The bottom line is feed him more often but little amounts, get him off anything grain and soy, lots of good hay, and Succeed, even it's only to get him thru the winter months. Do not deworm this horse without doing fecals
and let the vet recommend what to use. Naturally the horse I am talking about is my only horse that shed enough to need wormed. The vet told me to wait until our cold & fickle weather levels out to worm him and to use pure Ivermectin. Worming happens next week if the weatherman is correct.
I hope this helps and best of luck getting him squared away