So I have a 25 year old appendix quarter horse. He was "abused" (he was overused as a trail horse but I think something else happened as he is pretty wary of men) We have had him for 6 months and he has gone nothing but down he is on
3 quarts beet pulp
3 quarts grain
2 cups HESS (high energy/fat supplement)
1/2 cup flax
1 little scoop of vitamins and minerals
And as much hay as he wants (he doesn't eat much of it as he physically can't) he has 2 teeth.
When we got him he was skinny (we could see a couple of ribs and a tiny bit of his hip) now we can see his whole top line all of his ribs and he has probably 2 inches of fuzzy winter coat.
He has become slugish and moves like he is in pain. Do you think its time? I keep telling my mom that the right thing is to put him down as he really looks like his bones are hurting. He is not ridden. He has coliced 2 times in the time we had him. He probably costs 400 dollars to feed per month. Any suggestions?