Bali is about 250lbs underweight, according to my mom who just came out for a visit and hasn't seen him since she sent him to me in October. He looks skinny to me, I just didn't expect to hear he was THAT skinny from her...
Anyway, he lives in a pasture with three other horses. He is bottom of the pecking order. They feed them each 6 flakes of three way (oat, barley, rye hay) a day. He only ever ate Alfalfa back home, so I am thinking this could contribute to how much weight he has lost, plus he is probably only eating 4 flakes of his own cause he is always chased off his feed.
I went and bought him some Alfalfa pellets today and fed him a bucket of them before his regular dinner. My mom mentioned strategy.. I hear mixed reviews for strategy.. is it a good feed to put some weight on him? I want healthy weight, obviously, not just to pork him up.
He's a VERY easy keeper, a paint gelding, and so I don't think it will take a lot to make him gain this weight back, I just need advice on how and what to feed. My mom wasn't sure with the three way what to supplement him with exactly.
I am pre veterinary med for companion animals, and purina (maker of strategy) makes the WORST food for cats and dogs, so that is why I am asking about whether strategy is a good choice to put him on on top of the alfalfa pellets..