Good morning all...Friday at last :). I need thoughts and/or suggestions here but some background. I am nearly 7 weeks into a newly purchased 7 yr old TB that was mildly (about 50-100 pounds by vet estimation) underweight. After talking to an equine nutritionist, the horse is getting roughy 10 pounds of pelleted feed, 5 pounds of textured feed, roughly 3 flakes of hay 3 times daily to the point now he actually leaves hay behind :) and 6 cups of rice bran pellets daily. He is also on a pre and probiotic, Grand Complete hoof and coat and a muscle support (he had little muscling)..the muscle builder will be stoppe din the next month or so as he is muscling up nicely now with the ongoing work.
He is doing fantastic on all this but I have a little added issue..he is getting "hot" even with all day turnout and regular work. He isn't to the point that he is uncontrollable but I don't want him any hotter. Given that I still have a little more to go before he is at optimum weight I don't want to drop the feed amount. I can easily up the rice bran pellets to the max of 8 cups per day but someone else suggested lowering the amount of textured feed by half and adding the supplement Cool Calories 100.