He's been at the barn three weeks now. Hss rations started with (getting ready to get shot), 1.5 quarts textured sweet feed (barn supplied), 1.5 quarts pellets (Horsemen's Edge 100), 1 cup rice bran pellets all twice a day. I also added in week 1 a pro and pre-biotic. In week two I upped the rice bran pellets to 3 cups per day and added not only the pre and pro biotic but also a muscle mass builder. In week three I upped his grain and pellet to 2 quarts twice daily, the rice bran pellets to 4 cups per day along with the other additives. He is also getting 9 flakes of hay with a final "snack" feeding at night of two more flakes.
The first shot is the day I brought him "home" and the second was taken this afternoon. A little blurry but as can be seen, he is adding weight nicely and has muscled up some. He is also shedding like crazy and his showing coat is really healthy. The rub in his withers that prompted this thread is nearly completely healed, almost all the hair has grown back in and the 10 days he is probably going to be off due to the abscess should complete the regrowth of hair..no new rubs with the new saddle fitting.
Ignore the purple bandage on his foot..we are battling a possible abscess.