If you haven't checked his teeth- that's where you have to start.
I am currently rehabbing a 19 year old (registered, so age correct) rescue pony, and she is gaining weight rapidly after getting a vet check, teeth floated, worming and shots.
She is on a diet of 3 flakes of mixed hay a day, with 9 pounds of Nutrena Senior Feed a day (divided into four feedings - 8 am, noon, 4 pm and 9 pm) with a top dressing of DAC oil. She also gets an hour or two a day of turnout into lush grass. She hears us coming at meal times and is nickering and calling at the gate.
If you feeding to put weight on, you have to exceed daily recommended feedings - just introduce slowly and make sure the feed is the right feed. I love the Nutrena Senior feed - it is a complete feed so very hard for horses to get hurt by overfeeding it - and dividing the feedings into multiple times a day, though a pain, is much better for their digestive systems and recovery.
Here is Snickers May 23, June 21, and June 26. Sorry the last one is fuzzy - she is under light work now to help rebuild the topline.
There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. - Nelson Mandela
Last edited by Ace80908; 06-27-2014 at 12:33 AM.