Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: South of No-where
While this boy is not a 20 something senior, he is still a bit older horse and if he is a hard keeper I would personally take him off the sweet feed (which can increase the likelyhood of ulcers and be a part of the reason for being a hard keeper) and oil and replace those with a senior complete feed to go with the hay. For example - Nutrena Life Design Senior has beet pulp, extra fat (replaces that oil your feeding) plus all the amino acids and such are balanced will help with building and keep muscle as well.
I'm also not sure about the hay. That will depend on how much this horse weights. With him being a TB and a hard keeper I would keep him closer to 2.5% of his body weight if you can't allow free choice. So if he is 1000 lbs - then your hay would be just right. If he weights more than that - I would adjust up accordingly. But I do agree with Joe4d here - if possible free choice would probably be best in this instance.
All I pay my psychiatrist is cost of feed and hay, and he'll listen to me any day!