My horse has recently been put on Solitary Confinment (he's been there almost 2 months now), because he's been overly agressive towards other horses.
Anyways! before he went to Solitary confinment he was on 24/7 grass and had 24/7 access to a round bale. needless to say, he resembled a round bale (Though not as bad as he was in the winter!) Now that he is in his own little feild. he only gets 24/7 grass (but we've had a really hot summer with not alot of rain so its pretty much all dormant), and some sweat feed at dinner with his suppliments. No round bale! so with the lack of round bale, he has dropped weight and doesnt resemble one anymore! He isnt dropping it because of stress. he can still smell his friends through the fence, and hes constantly out grazing by himself, and shows no stress signs :) so im pretty sure its the lack of round bale :)
Anyways! My Barn manager is worried that he's dropping too much weight, and is under weight. But myself, my BO, and some others think that he is at his ideal body weight currently, but if he drops more then he would be underweight. We have decided to start giving him 2 flakes of hay at dinner to help maintain his weight, and if he starts gaining we'll cut it down to one flake. and go from there.
So im just wondering your opinion. Under weight? or just right?
(i apologize for his less then impressed expression, my friends 3 year old gelding was also there and was trying to sneak his way closer, apparently cody noticed and wasnt a fan of the idea haha but he stood nicely for the picture anyways. OH and ignore the dirt! it was raining when i brought him in, and then he roled... multiple times lol)
Oh and just for kicks! lol over jump much? (can you tell he's not a jumper lol!)