When I brought him home 6 weeks ago he was 50-100 down (as of the pre-purchase exam). At the time he was getting 3 quarts, about 3 pounds of feed twice a day (so about 6 pounds total) and only 2 flakes of hay twice daily.
What I posted above is what I have him at now but he was brought up to that over a period of four weeks..I didn't start out with all that other than the extra hay.
He has gained most of the weight though he went through a couple of shivering episodes as he is completely shed out, with a very short TB type coat, and we hit some lower temps. While he was blanketed well at night the barn removes the blankets on warmer days for turnout. He was shivering in 55 degree temps, high sun and no wind (practice has changed for him and he wears a blanket outside or in the stall until the temps hit 60). He seems to have lost a little of what he gained but it isn't/wasn't extreme.
Last edited by tlkng1; 03-09-2012 at 09:22 AM.