Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Oak Hills CA, High Desert
• Horses: 0
"Does he have teeth left? How long are they? What are you feeding? When was he last wormed? How much are you feeding? How much hay? Is he allowed turnout? "
Feeds that can help with wt. gain are: beet pulp, rice bran, boss (Black Oil Sunflower Seeds). The last two are high in fatty acids, and can help also with coat condition, and sand clearing. There are lots of others, but I'm only familiar with these three. If you give beet pulp, make sure it is well soaked for him as it is rock hard. I would definitely moisten/soak all his food. At his age, even if he can chew stuff, he may have a hard time digesting it.