Originally Posted by loosie
Wares, what are you seeing that I'm not? Only pic I get is of a guy lunging a horse & you can't tell anything from the angle.
But yes, if the horse is still skinny, I would only be working him lightly until he gains a bit more. As for what to give him, what's he getting now? It's not great to try to 'pack it on' too quickly. Gradual weight gain/loss is best. I'd start with grass/grass hay free choice, perhaps a portion of his daily ration as alfalfa, and a good nutritional supp. If he's been starved previously, especially if he's not doing as well as you'd hope on a good diet, you might also want to consider ulcer treatment &/or a probiotic too. Obviously worming & teeth are important factors.
Well I've only had him since Sunday. The lady I got him from got him from a foreclosed property. He was tied in the back starving, so she bought him. She had him for a few months then I liked him and bought him I'm giving him Coastal Hay, Purina Strategy, and he's in the pasture. I only turn my horses out at night.
Originally Posted by waresbear
I can't tell in the lunging picture at all, but the other picture, the horse looks underweight to me, and maybe wire cuts on the lower legs?
He got banged up going in the trailer and some cuts he got before I met him. Im guessing Dove weed sores.