05-26-2010, 10:18 AM
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I have a TB who lost weight while he was at my trainer's, and to beef him back up I have him on Blue Seal Charger and beet pulp pellets.
I don't know how big your TB is but mine is only 15.2 h, and he's getting four coffee cans of Charger and one of the beet pulp twice a day. He's averaging 11-12 lbs. Of feed a day.
I'm not a fan of Select because while it can maintain weight, it's not very good for weight gain.
If you can afford it, I suggest Triple Crown Complete. If I had a Southern States dealer close to me who carried it, that's what I'd be feeding.
JJ's also getting 30 lbs. Of orchard grass/timothy hay a day from square bales that were cut and baled specifically for horses.
JJ has put his weight back on slowly, which is what you want. A rapid weight gain is hard on their joints, back, legs, and feet. Plus, too fast and they can founder.
JJ's out most of the time with my two Arabians, but I stall him when I feed everybody. The Arabs would blow up like balloons and die from founder within a week if I let them anywhere near JJ's feed. The both of them together don't get as much as JJ does!