Originally Posted by Horseychick94
What is lucerne? Should I maybe feed half oats and half corn?
Lucerne is alfalfa. Got side tracked with the oats/grain comment...
Frankly I'm not surprised your horse is such a 'hard keeper' considering how & what he's fed. He's not old, so age shouldn't have anything to do with it. I presume one of the 2 minis is a mule by your comments? Yes, sounds like too much hay for that many, particularly the minis. I imagine a lot of it is actually wasted.
I don't get why you would consider feeding half & half oats & corn because some suggested reducing/removing oats & one suggested corn?? It sounds like - and you have said - you have very little understanding about feeding horses, and as you've already noticed, listening to everyone's advice blindly is only more confusing. Therefore I'd respectfully suggest you do nothing(except for feeding a few or more times daily) until you do some research and learn about how it all works, so you can then consider the opinions you've been given by everyone in a more objective manner. The links I mentioned previously will help get you started.