Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tampa Bay area, FL
Ice has done nothing but gain weight while I've been responsible for feeding him. I'm sure if I left him be for another few months, he'd gain more weight. I plan on increasing his whole hay ration when he gets steadier work....even on the "measly" four flakes, he was a nightmare to work with in the cross ties. Very antsy, didn't know how to stand still, pawing constantly.
I did at one time have him on probiotics, but saw no improvement (or decline) in his condition. The only time I've ever seen his ribs "disappear" was when I had him on Super 14. There was a layer of fat under his skin, but he wasn't fat. You could however, still see them at certain angles.