Hello everyone! I am new to this forum, so I apologize in advance if I submitted this incorrectly. I am requesting assistance with our boy. He is a 16.3 h, 8 year old OTTB gelding. I would say he is a 2.5-3 at best. We "rescued" him 4 months ago and he isn't gaining weight as he should be. We had teeth floated, he has been dewormed a few times, blood work done and we didn't scope him but elected to treat for ulcers as a precaution. Here is our feeding information:
* He is on a dry lot with free choice grass hay available 24/7
* He is fed 10# of feed divided into four feedings of the following - 8 lbs of Tribute Kalm Ultra (12% Protein/Fat/Fiber), 2 lbs of Tribute Essential K Ration Balancer, along with a microbial supplement (Opti-Zyme).
I know healthy weight gain takes time, but I just don't feel that he is gaining as he should. His hooves are okay and his coat is horrible. Do you guys have any suggestions on what we should do? Our Vet admits that he isn't a feed guru and states we are on the right track, but I think we can do better. If anyone could send suggestions on this matter, I would greatly appreciate it. I long for the day that our boy looks like a chubby showstopper...LOL ... Thank you and I promise to post pictures!