Thanks all for the kind words but all credit goes to my vet and the great people here on HF who helped me do some sleuthing into what could be up.
The whole story can be found on please help horse losing weight , but it basically amounted to me trying to switch drift off grain and being afraid to over blanket :/. It was a long road trying to figure everything out. It ended up being he needed a friend to replace his buddy who left, alfalfa cubes, and a mix of ultium and strategy. He also gets a blanket anytime it gets below 40 degrees at night and a sheet every time it rains. He just cannot cope. He is also being monitored for any sign of returning ulcers but so far those have checked out fine. It was a huge learning experience for me. I took the approach of everyone says this is right so I must need to do it. I have learned to take what I hear with a grain of salt and think about whether what works for everyone's horse will work for MY horse. I love this big handsome guy, and I am so glad he is doing better once again. We have a road ahead of us but I know we can do it
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