Originally Posted by Rachel1786
I have my TB mare on their 30% supplment and I like it a lot. I use the senior for my 36 year old gelding, it has helped him gain weight more then any other feed, but he is still skinny
36 years old!!!! Bless his Sweet Soul
Unless he is dealing with cushings, insulin resistance, or equine metabolic syndrome, you might think about adding extra protein to his diet by means of pure soybean meal. There are some metabolic horses that cannot have soy --- I own two
Soybean meal has the highest amount of protein and amino acids in it to help build muscle; it might be that he's missing muscle rather than fat.
Well soaked timothy/alfalfa cubes might work too. I soak with warm water and shred 3 lbs (two feedings) into wet grass for my 25 yr old Arab that has four molars missing. He also gets the soybean meal at 1/8 measuring cup daily. He is carrying a good weight but is not fat; I can feel his ribs when I run my hand across his barrle and that is where the vet wants him - keeping him on target is what's difficult
Now that I've said that, you might also want to check with your vet because the Dollface is 36 years old. I try hard to never give bad advice but I especially don't want to mess up with someone who has been serving Mankind for so many years.
Kudos and Big High Five to you for taking such great care of him
Sorry to get OT