So the equine dentist told me something interesting today...
I've had Hunter now for going on 5 years, and I was told when I bought him that he was 14. I've had his teeth floated before and never gotten any comment on his age, but the dentist today showed me what he believed to be signs of wear of a ~24-5 year old horse... So if he really is 24 or so, this explains a lot: has become a harder keeper in the last 2 years or so, has what looks like the beginning stages of Cushings, and arthritis.
I am currently feeding him a mix of Triple Crown Senior and a 'local' (few hours away) made feed. Total he gets ~5.5lbs of feed 2x a day. This local feed is no longer being stocked at our supplier in town. The barn has switched to Triple Crown Low Starch. I'd love some opinions on what to do with Hunter's feed. I'd started another thread where it was suggested I keep him on TC Sr, but now with the information that he is more likely to be 6 years older than I'd thought, I'd love some more input!
When it comes to supplements, he is on Cool Calories 100, MSM, Chaste tree powder, and he gets a Pentosan shot monthly for the arthritis.
I am trying to upload pics to show his weight but the laptop is being slow so I'll try to post a reply in a few mins with them attached!