My new gelding was about 150 lbs underweight when he first came to my care (its been a month. Approx 100 lbs to go) Previous owner had fed him all stock 2-3x/week (not on a regular schedule. Not going to get into that. Whats done is done ) and worked him very frequently.
When I first got horse about a month ago he had very dry skin and mane/tail, and ribs etc were pretty prominent. My first thought was "I'm getting this guy off all stock". The only available feed at the local store was sweet feed and Strategy. I chose the Strategy.
Right choice? Yay or Nay? I am interested in everyones opinion.
I will say that he seems to be doing GREAT on it, though he's only been on it now for about 3 weeks. His coat is shiny and his mane and tail are back to good condition. No more dry skin, yay! I have also noticed he has more personality with the Strategy. He is not hot, or hard to handle but he is definitely more alive. I feel like he was more "laid back, sleepy, sad looking" on the all stock feed and strategy has given him a pep in his step so to speak. In addition to being fed Strategy 2x daily, he is on 24 hour pasture board.
I would love yall's opinions on Strategy. Whether I made the right decision between it, all stock and sweet feed and if there is anything else I can do/should do for him. I have ridden for many years but he is my first horse that is "mine" and I want to do right by him