It's my first time on this type of forum and I'm really excited to talk to other horse addicts.
I'm having a little trouble with my mom's horse. He's a quarter horse pony mix and is going on 33 this year. He's always been an easy keeper and has been on a 12% sweet feed mix up until last year when he dropped a little weight. We added soaked beet pulp and changed him to a Sr. Feed and he gained it back okay.
In November he suffered an injury to his back leg that left him on stall rest and very limited turnout. He has recovered a good deal since then and is getting along, albeit with a limp. (He will actually lope away if we try to catch him in the field, so it can't be too bad). He is still not on full turnout due to the winter weather & ice.
The issue I'm having is putting a little weight back on him again. He's a little ribbier than I prefer and I'd like to see him a little heavier. The beet pulp didn't touch it, weight supplements for months have done nothing, and the Sr. Feed runs right through him. I'm slowly switching him over to a high fat pelleted feed and he's eating cracked corn like a champion. His teeth seem decent considering his age. Is there anything else I can try to help fatten him up?