Okay so I have been looking around here and see that everyone says to feed by weight not scoop/flake. So this weekend I'm going to be getting a scale and weight taping my gelding to ensure he is getting proper amounts of food.
At the moment he is eating a 3qt scoop of complete feed pellets and 2 flakes of good hay 2 times a day. He is 21 years old and since winter is coming I want to make sure he doesn't loose any weight on me. I have boarded him since I got him and he is a very easy keeper, but we moved to a new barn this summer and this will be the first winter here. It is going to be a cold one too!!!!
So my questions are:
1. Is there anything that I could feed him that will help maintain weight and so he isn't so achy this winter?
2. Is 2-3% of his body weight correct for hay?