Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Flower Mound, TX
Supplements for younger horse (OTTB)?
After having retired my older OTTB, a younger version arrived yesterday. I'm used to feeding a whole bunch of different supplements. Starship, was on glucosamine, chondroitin, MSN, coat shiners, electrolites, aspirin, etc, etc.
Tex is only 5 and needs to gain some weight and grow some muscles. I gave him alfalfa yesterday, which he loves, but he used to only get bermuda, so I'll be switching to mix when this bale is gone.
However he did not touch his pellets, did not eat one, it had wheat germ oil on it, so maybe that's what he does not like, but it is strange to me that a horse does not like pellets.
I'm trying to find out what he was fed when he was in training, someone should know what he likes.
Does anyone have experience with young OTTB's and what he may like that will make him somewhat heavier and will built his muscles (he's been out on the pasture for the last 8 months, so we'll build up exercise slowly), but doesn't turn up the nervousness level? He's so nice and calm right now.