This summer I aas working on getting Apollo just a bit fatter. Not a lot, but the vet recommended I try to get a little weight put on. Well, I did. He is naturally a more slender breed.
Well I was noticing him getting leaner.. we string tested him and he grew... he is 5 now. I've been talking with a local saddlebred breeder and she looked at his photos and said he probably will hit 17hh if not taller, and he won't be done till around 7.
Anyhow, I got some grain, its purina natures something. I can't remember right off. But I got it so he could gain a few lbs before winter. Is it a good idea to give him some extra calories if he seems to be having a growth spurt ? He is on 24/7 pasture plus bit of grain at night. But he runs around and plays like a mad man.
The bag recommends 1lb a day. But he doesn't need to gain THAT much weight... So were going to start with 1/2 lb at first and go from there.