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        11-07-2010, 03:09 AM
    I love beet pulp for helping add weight.
    I would suggest adding a senior feed as well....its higher in protein then other pelleted feeds, and he needs muscle just as much as fat at this time.
    Also if possible increase his hay intake over night, you say he gets only 2 flakes at night, but Id up that to what he gets in the am....just because he is on grass all day doesnt mean he doesnt need to eat hay at night :)

    My horses have hay in front of them at all times.
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        11-07-2010, 11:51 AM
    I think he looks better. What an awesome idea for costume class! Such a great job! The best way to tell if you're adding weight is to tape him. Use the same tape in the exact same spot and make sure you're always the one doing it, otherwise measurements can be pretty inaccurate.

    I love rice bran for putting on weight. It has lots of fat so it doesn't make them hot and isn't sugary like a lot of grain based feeds. Beet pulp is good too but make sure you really soak the heck out of it (overnight is best). My guy does best on tons and tons of hay. Right now he's fed a lower quality hay but he has a bale of it in his face at all times so he gets to munch all day and he looks incredible.
        11-08-2010, 02:07 AM
    He looks a little bit better. Have you tried beat pulp or rice bran? They both work really well for putting weight on. You could also try something called cool calories. Its basically a dry fat, works really well for adding weight. Maybe some oil???
        11-08-2010, 07:31 AM
    Reining girl- we tried oil for the last yr and a half but we definitely might try beet pulp i'm happy just knowing he's gaining even a little though cause he's been too underweight for a year and half and my former BO wasn't giving him the feed I was buying.

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