Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
It is too much protein, protein is not neccessarily calories. You want to give him something that is more carbohydrates, beet pulp is good (soaked for at least 4 hours with 2:1 ratio water/BP). I know this because I have seen this condition dozens of times on older, idle, horses, mostly Arabs too for some reason, but there was a welsh cross & an appy as well. One was just eating hay, no grain, but the hay was an alfafa mix. A super easy fix for his condition is to ride him or lunge him a few times a week then you can keep the diet the same.