Originally Posted by churumbeque
I think his ribs showing would be the least of my concerns. He is very sunkin in behind his shoulders and needs weight everywhere. So give him more hay to get his weight up and then cut him back to somewhere in between so he doesn't get obese and then everyone won't complain.
Based purely on mathematics, (going with the 2.5% body weight rule) that's an additional probably 7-8 flakes a day based on our current hay load and how the flakes break off. That's taking out of what he gets from the safe choice. My BO will not be able to justify one horse eating a whole bale to himself. So, if someone could answer my question
, if anyone has ever bothered reading this topic and not just blindly posting, it would be greatly appreciated.
Writer, I have ALWAYS been interested in switching him to an easier feed/grain/grain substitute than safe choice, I don't think it really does anything for him. I have also always been interested in upping his hay slightly to give him something to do and hopefully cut back on his cribbing (although its not likely). However, feeding him a half a bale per day seems too much for him, considering he doesn't do anything.