Horses need to develop particular enzmes & such to digest particular feeds, which are hard/impossible to digest(particularly oil/fat) without. The enzymes don't last when not used, so as with everything else, building up gradually & feeding little & often is best.
Thanks! I've kept that up... he gets his hoof/joint (pellets) supplements in the mornings and his ulcer/omega (powder) supplements in the evenings. :)
He's currently eating orchard grass, which he likes quite a bit, and he's still eating his timothy grass pellets. We tried bermuda grass (after some shenanigans with our regular feed store running out of hay... ugh) for a couple weeks, but he really prefers orchard, so we've been sticking with that...
He has lost a tiny bit of weight since starting him on this diet, and his energy levels have also dropped (mega plus!), which I'm sure is attributed to both his main diet and also the calming supplement! I know it will take a loooong time for there to be any big difference in his weight, since he's doing zero exercise, but I really do sincerely wish that it wouldn't take so long! I'd love for them to just poof to the proper weight all the time! ;)
Thanks for all of your help!