01-09-2013, 12:00 PM
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You need to provide him with hay 24/7. Since he's a senior horse I will suggest starting him on Senior Feed at the rate of 2lbs twice daily. You can graduate it to 5 lbs per feeding but I doubt he'll need that much. Even at 2lbs 2x daily you will see an improvement in his coat in about 30 days. If you feed pellets use as large as surface as you can to scatter them, the larger the better then he has to nibble them rather than bolt them down. The faster in, the faster out. You could also try a couple of small mesh hay nets stuffed as hard as you can. This will slow him down and he will better digest the nutrients. Have his teeth been checked within the past year? Sharp points can cause weight loss. Does he have plenty of salt, including loose salt as horse eat more loose salt than what they get off a lick.