And, this may be an obvious point, but sometimes our skinny TBs are skinny because they're just not eating what we THINK they are eating. As a 20-year horse owner, I'm getting a hard lesson on the feeding practices at some barns. I LOVE my horse's current barn. But remember how I posted upthread about my skinny OTTB getting THIS much neutrena and THAT much hay? Well, a quick peek into the grain room yesterday and there is not a single bag of neutrena in sight. Just some no-brand grain and beet pulp. Grrr.
I love this barn and the barn manager. It's such a tough position, asking for proof that someone who seems to care about horses is not starving your horse.
Sigh. I hate this part of horse ownership. (And I'm so glad to be able to send this far out into the ether, 'cause the other part of horse ownership I hate is barn gossip.)