Winter is coming soon and I'm a little bit worried. It's still quite warm here, being in the 6 degrees celsius mark, but the cold weather will come soon.
My boy is a 10 year old Standardbred gelding who is fed 3-4 flakes of hay per feeding and a scoop of high fat high fibre. He is fed this twice a day. He's always been on the thin side and I really don't know what to do. All of the horses in my barn are fed a simple diet; hay and a scoop of grain. Nothing too fancy, and they're all a good size, some even bigger than they really should be. What is so different with my horse? He's not high strung and I barely work him at all. He's an alright size, I guess, but his ribs are still slightly visible, even through his full winter coat. He also has both a mineral and a salt lick in his stall that he has access to at all times.
Is there anything that I should be adding to his feed to gain weight, or is there something that he's missing from his diet? Let me know your opinions please!
Btw; he's up to date on everything; vaccinations, teeth floating, etc.