Ok so I just got a 3 year old OTTB who is pretty severely underweight. He was slow and they didn't want to feed him apparently! Well he won't have to worry about that anymore but I would like some advice.
According to equibase he only ran twice, both this year, and he last ran a few months ago. He came last and second to last. He's physically sound and sane, vet checked him over. He said he needs weight and muscle though. He's so skinny.
I'm giving him 1 scoop senior feed in the am and pm with a scoop of cool calories each. I also have been giving him as much hay as he wants and hand grazing him in good grass for about 1 hour total everyday. He spends the day in a large pasture with another OTTB without much grass. I am also lunging him for about 15 minutes at a trot to help build muscle.
Does anyone have any suggestions or comments? I really want him to put on weight and don't have too much experience with OTTBs. He's got such a sweet personality, everyone loves his lazy attitude :)
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