What to feed a 17hh Thoroughbred who refuses to eat his feed?
He has free choice this years first cut grass hay and free choice this years second cut alfalfa mix. He eats about the equivalent to 1/2 bale a day. He is thin, I would like to see 75 pounds or so on him maybe more.
He will not eat feed (We've tried senior feed, pelleted feed and my "no no" sweet feed, strait oats, flax, rice bran, beet pulp and alfalfa cubes) the only thing he'll eat is a pile of carrots from the garden!!! Since he wont take feed he can't eat the sunflower seeds, oil or weight builder I'd like to try nor any herbs that would help create more of a appetite.
His teeth have been checked. Ideas?