Originally Posted by Cowgirls Boots
The summer pix are from his old owner. The recent pics are from me. I've only had him less then a month and he is doing better on my grain and feeding regime but I don't think it's enough to fully help him. (Espiclally cause my grain is only 3% fat) I suspect he lost so much weight because he is the lowest on the pole and other horses might've taken his grain. Only a speculation, though. Yesterday was the first time he's ever sweated however. Usually he is nice and toasty.
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Sorry I didnt get that the old photo was pre losing weight
If you're going to feed one horse extra/different rations then you do have to make the effort to split them up or stand and supervise, it ensures they get their full ration and also reduces stress levels for the horse which can cause ulcers
When I've bought thin horses I've found that splitting the feed into more portions per day also helps as they seem to be able to digest and utilise it better
Ad lib hay helps but only if he's not getting run off by others