My new boy is a rescue and I am working on trying to put weight on him. He has (decent, but not the best I've seen) free choice hay, but the BO is telling me he is only eating about 6 flakes a day. He also gets 2 quarts of Omolene 200, 1/2 cup corn oil, 2 pounds of alfalfa cubes and 1 scoop of weight builder twice a day in addition to the free choice hay as recommended by the vet. Sometimes he doesn't eat it all and sometimes he does. He is gaining but very slowly.
He is the first horse I've ever had who didn't wolf down everything I put in front of him so I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions or sees any glaring flaws in the feeding schedule I am using... I've had him for 5 1/2 weeks and he has been on this feeding regimen for almost 4 weeks once he got over the bad respiratory infection he came to me with from being on the feedlot. He is a 17h 4yo American Warmblood gelding. Many thanks!