I am going to go look at a 17 year old TB gelding on wednesday, and it sounds like he is underweight currently and is a hard keeper.
What would be a good feeding plan to help him regain weight? I really like the Tribute brand of feeds, and was looking at this one in particular: Tribute Maturity Pelleted
I am guessing on his weight since he is about 16 hands and pretty big boned guy. He would be in light to moderate training until I recover fully from my knee surgery. However, I am having some trouble figuring out the feeding guidelines. Do they mean 6-8 pounds per meal, or per day? Is there something else I could add to his feed as well? This horse (if I get him) will be on 24 hour turn out to a mixture of actual pasture and sorta-pasture during the summer.
Anybody else want to share their feeding routine for their hard keeper? I owned a TB before, but never really figured out the best feeding routine for him before I sold him. Thankfully this time around I will have access to much more pasture time then I did before, which will hopefully make a big difference.
Thanks for any help! I want to get all my ducks in a row so I can consider all aspects of bringing this horse home.