If there is an emaciated horse--sounds like maybe a 3 on the BCS?--he is going to need something more than oats. He will benefit more from a complete feed and 24/7 QUALITY hay. A salt/mineral block, too.
Oh, and you can not "close" a thread. It will remain open until a moderator decides to close it, if they ever do.
Glad you came to your senses. Horses are awesome, but they require a LOT more care than the movies portray and, if you don't have the experience, they can seriously injure or kill you in a heartbeat.
Plus, the amount of money they require is enormous.
Take lessons from a GOOD(I repeat, GOOD)barn, get some hands-on experience, and then maybe consider leasing and eventually buying a horse in a few years.
Posted via Mobile Device