We have an old miniature who needs bulking up as he's currently pretty skinny (not terribly but id like to see him with a bit more bulk.) he's currently on about an acre of good quality pasture and get lucerne at night (about 1.5 kg per feeding). He's been on this for the 6 months weve had him and he has improved a little, but I thought he would have put on a bit more bulk by now. He has been regularly wormed and had his teeth done recently, he's also on founder guard as when we got him he just got over a bout of laminitis. I was wondering about putting him on a bit of ration balancer. I am concerned it could set his feet off again, but because it has no grain etc (my horse is on hygain balanced, so they would be having the same one) I thought it might be ok. I thought this with a bit of sunflower oil added every night I might start to see improvements, epecially since we are heading into winter, im worried about how much condition he will keep.
Heres the brochure incase Hygain Balanced - Mineral and vitamin balanced pellet
Thanks for any advice. And if my idea sounds no good, any other suggestions to put some weight on him? Thankyou!