I recently rescued a 14 year old, 16h TB back in October. He's around 200lbs underweight. His previous owner was only feeding him half a scoop 2x a day and he slowly deteriorated from a healthy weight to what he is now over a period of 6 months..
I have him on Nutrena LifeDesign Senior. Due to a vets recommendations he eats:
2 scoops breakfast with 1 cup of canola oil
1 scoop lunch
2 scoops dinner with 1 cup of canola oil
This amounts to around 10lbs a day.
As far as hay goes, he eats 2 flakes of T&A with breakfast and dinner, and 1 flake with lunch. He's pasture boarded, so he's grazing 24/7.
For anyone else with horses that are underweight or were rescues, what sort of time frame am I looking at to get him up to a normal weight?
When he is a normal weight, should I reduce his feed?
Any other tips when getting a horse up to a healthy weight and maintaining it?