I own an 18 year old palomino and as we come up on the winter months, he's much thinner than I'd like him to be.
This is due to certain issues with an agreement my family has set up with the other family who owns the other horse in our pasture. They're supposed to feed nights and my family feeds mornings.
I have been away at school for about a month and I came home this weekend to see my horse's ribs and just how thin he is. This is not good as we live in Michigan and it gets cold here in winter.
Turns out the other family had been neglecting to feed the horses every night for the month that I'd been gone.
Naturally, I'm rather furious. But what's the best way to put weight on them? They are supposed to be grained 2x a day and given hay 2x a day as well.
How much do I increase his feed by so he gains weight but does not get sick?