06-25-2012, 06:37 PM
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I'd bot a scrawny arab and it took about 6 weeks. In his case he'd been fed old yellow (fermenting) and black hay, so initially all I gave him was decent quality timothy. After a week I introduced a cup of oats 2 x daily and increased that every three days by 1/2 cup. When he was looking a little better I dewormed him and I don't think he'd been done in a very long time. It was tough on him for a couple of days then he began to pick up. Are you feeding Senior's? If not I highly recommend it as it is a complete feed for a senior horse. Just dampen to be sure he can eat it.It's a good safe feed altho the recommendation is no more than 5 lbs per feeding. I used an old table and put sides on it and scattered the damp pellets over the whole surface. This slows down the speed at which he eats. The faster in, the faster out.