Horse feeding.... starved horse month later...
He is eating all the horse ration I give him as well as alfalfa cubes and 1 - 2 bales of hay per day. I had some questions.
He is starting to get pushy on the ration he is on now. It is a sweet feed ration. He has gained some weight, I can see it on his sides and his belly... but I thought it would take more time to get rid of the ribbyness and it would go to his hips and spine first. But I guess it isn't his case.
I wanted to offer beet pulp AND rice bran if I could find it... I wondered if that was a good idea? I was still going to offer the ration but in a smaller amount mixed with these other two. I'm pretty certain that if I make the beet pulp soak it and then offer it he won't eat it. He is VERY picky about eating things. I am still going to mix in the alfalfa cubes as well. It is getting colder here... and that's not helping in the gaining of the weight. Right now it is -1C (I'm in Canada) and we have snow fluries every day. He is spending a lot of time inside but he really doesn't care to be indoors. I think I may go buy a medium weight horse blanket for him to help keep him warm, they are on sale right now for 60$ regular 120$ so I figured that was a good deal. I was thinking of one anyway.
SO could you get back to me with measurements in terms of CUPS on what to start him out on... then what to increase and in how many weeks... PLEASE I don't want to screw him up even more by making him colic or something. Was also wondering about adding some vegetable oil? Hope to hear back! Its funny now though, he goes crazy when I go to the barn where he is. Makes all kinds of noise. I think he is happy to see me. So that is a plus as well!