Newly adopted underweight horse
Hi! I am brand new here! Also brand new to owning horses. We just adopted a TB/QH? gelding. He was rescued from the slaughter yard. He is about 15yrs, a total love puppy, great manners etc. He was rated by our vet as a 2/6 or a 3to4 out of 10 on the skinny scale ... He has been vacc., dewormed, teeth/feet done.
My question is this: What do we feed? Right now he is on timothy/braum (sp?) bales (hand feeding) Alfalfa cubes, and beet pulp (2 cups when measured before soaking) and will be starting him on Step6 Senior this weekend.
Is there anything else I can do for him? And how long should I expect it to be before he starts to show some weight gain?
He is a big guy just under 17h.
Thanks in advance!