I did something stupid, and I know it. The auction was going kind of badly today, and I was already feeling crap, so I bought a yearling looking, scrawny 2 year old Colt.
The horse isn't registered, but the vendor (an old lady who was crying =/) provided photocopies of the parents paperwork and was saying something about papers...anyhow, she says that the colt was 2 years old and has not been wormed since February of this year. From the sound of it, it seems like she's been worming solely with Ivermectin, and was saying they are scrawny partially because she "couldn't get rid of the worms". Anyway, I bought the healthier looking of the two that she had....(The other sold for a whopping 10 bucks).
Ok, so he should be seen by the Vet as soon as I get my trailer back, so hopefully by Monday. I can't move him until I get the coggins back...she will hold him for me, which is great, but I'd like to get some increased nutrition into him. Like ASAP.
So to make a short story really way too long, I'd like to hear recommendations on where to start with Grain? What have you had good experiences with feeding? I can't remember what my BO had the young ones on in the past...not sure it 100 percent matters since I can't move him until we get health paperwork, and after that we'll probably be moving (though I'll know he will be safe at least at the BO...she's good people).
No pics yet, but I'll try to take some tomorrow when I (hopefully!) bring down some sort of feed for him, as well as a 4 or 5 way...