07-18-2011, 10:31 PM
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I am not saying he may not need extra feed, but without pics & much more info, I wouldn't want to say he definitely does either. For eg. Healthy horses - regardless of age - don't generally need more than forage, if they have it free choice and their nutritional needs are met(usually with supps). So perhaps it's another issue rather than lack of calories. Worms, teeth, stress or pain, ulcers, etc, etc? Or perhaps it's just a 'gangly phase' &/or that he's a stud.
If you are going to feed 'hard feed' to him, it doesn't matter what times of day you do it, but it does need to be little & often, not only once or twice per day. Feeding a rich feed only infrequently &/or in big meals can cause more problems & may 'cure' none.
See the other recent thread about weight loss for more info.