Should i work a horse I'm trying to put weight on???
I just bought a 6 year old thoroughbred gelding, he's about 16 hand. The first time i saw him i was shocked his back bone is sticking out his ribs show and he's lost alot of muscle in his hips. His owner saw nothing wrong with this, she said that this is how she likes her horses. And i've seen pictures of this horse before she had him and he was beautiful. He's and OTTB His sire was storm cat, his grandfather was seattle slew and his great grandfather was secretariat pretty awesome pedigree. Any ways I'm feeding him sentinal performance which is recommended for rescues who need to gain weight, its high in fiber, protein and fat but low in startch and sugar. And pature during the day and all the hay and pasture at night. My question is should I lounge him or ride him at all or should i just let him gain weight first. I want him to gain muscle to not just fat. plus i don't want him to get hyper from not being worked. thanks alot please any input would be helpful.