I have one of those thoroughbreds who needs quite a bit of food in order to keep weight on. Not as much as other thoroughbreds I know, but way more than some of the quarter horses he is boarded with. In the winter, he usually does just fine on his normal grain amount with a quarter cup of corn oil added to it. It helps him keep a nice little layer of fat without making him a roly poly pony. Other than that, he gets 2 flakes of hay in his stall morning and night, and all day access to a round bale with the rest of the heard.
"A rider who would trade partnership for obedience
will have to settle for neither."