My older Paint Gelding is getting a little chubby. He is a retired proformance horse that babysits my children. He gets ridden regularly but by children so not the quality work out he needs to stay fit. He is retired and enjoying the life, but I want to keep him healthy. He has bad hocks so I know it is best for him not to be over weight so I need suggestions to get the weight off or to not put any more on.
Here is what he gets now......
He is stalled during the day and turned out on pasture at night. He gets 1/2 scoop of a 10% pellet morning and night and a flake some times 2 of hay while he is stalled to keep him busy! And of course joint supplements. He gets ridden at least 3 times a week
He is always the first one done eating and is so sad and watching patiently while everyone else finishes their meal.