Hey guys long time no speak!
I have recently moved my boy from a livery yard, to a sole use field with a friend.
Buck is a 20 year old welsh section D, and im assuming the change from being in a stable having a morning feed, going out to a field with grass or hay to eat all day, then brought in rugged and given a large haynet (mixed with haylage) and a night feed, has caused some of the weight loss.
I de-wormed him recently hoping that would help, and I changed his feeds (gradually) over to allen and page, fast fibre, veteran vitality and the dengie senior grass/chaff. He was getting one feed a day, but now we have been going up to give two feeds.
I had a few issues with the people I share the field with. As they are quite controlling and I wasnt allowed to put a rug on my horse until yesterday (20th oct 2013), as they told me I couldnt rug him as he needs his winter coat first. Which yeah fair enough it does help them but he's an old boy now and gets cold. I was only allowed to rug him because she felt her horses were looking a bit on the lean side and wanted to put her rugs on.
Do you think the feed he is on is okay? We get a large round bale of hay delivered once a fortnight and spread it around the field so as far as we know they are all able to access the hay, and do you think he might start to put the weight on now he has been allowed to have a rug on?
Im so sorry this is such a long post im just super concerned!! Thankyou for reading through it all!!! Xxx
Leanne and buccaneer