Poor fellow - we kept him in the covered arena for the first week with a basket of free choice hay. I think he fell madly in love with Lee Ann, the barn manager. She made sure his basket was constantly filled and omg he just kept eating and eating.
Several people that had rode him before had declared him ugly and lazy. Poor boy was just hungry and under nourished. One of those girls couldn't believe he was the same horse she said she didn't want to ride because of him being ugly and a dead head!
My boy is still pretty eager to eat - he hasn't forgot that not too long again he didn't know where his next meal was coming from!