What to do?
The problem I have is a 10 month old colt I am boarding and purchased from the BO is only 12.1 hands. His parents are foundation bred quarter horses that are at least 15 hands each. I feel is growth is stunted. We will be bring him home in May. He is in a paddock with 3 other babies, he is the largest, and 4 older adult horses. Most of the time they have a round bale in there but not always. He told me they each get a scoop of sweet feed 2 times per day but no one is separated. I am willing and have went over once a day to feed him about 1 1/2 pounds of safe choice per day at my own expense to get more vitamin and minerals into him. He says I should not pour that much feed into him. I brought horse my 2 adult horses from there this summer as our old horse had lost about 100 pounds. I don't want to get into it with him as we take lessons from him but I don't want the colt to suffer either. We did not bring him home with our adult horses as I thought my mare would hurt him, hind sight is 20 20 I guess. I told him I know he is feeding him. We picked this colt out a birth, he is my daughters training project, and will be her next riding horse as her horse is getting up in years. I really don't need a horse will leg problems due to malnutrition. We try to keep every horse we get for life. Please help, I really don't want to step on any ones toes.