Ok, so I was planning on taking Dr Kellon's nutrition course but it's $200 (!!!!) so I'm saving up right now. It's taking longer than expected, and so I want some advice on how my horse's diet could be improved in the meantime.
He's a 14.3hh Morgan cross, an easy keeper I think? He went a good 6 months in the pasture with just a round bale of hay and he didn't lose or gain weight. However, that was in summer/spring. He's now in light work and it's been a pretty brutal winter recently, so he's dropped the tiniest, tiniest amount of weight.
I was going to weight his food but we don't have a scale so...another thing I have to save up for I guess lol.
Right now, this is his diet (I'll also put why I feed it, just so anyone can correct me if it's wrong):
1 scoop lucerne chaff (just for bulk food)
1 smaller scoop gumnuts (for building topline muscle)
100ml canola oil (for omega .... 3? or 6, one of them! + coat shine
1 Tbs MSM (for strengthening hooves & antiflammitory)
1 Tbs salt (cos they don't get enough salt in their diet)
Water (so the dust doesn't go into his face)
1 scoop lucerne chaff (^^^)
1 smaller scoop gumnuts (^^^)
2 spoons FeedChar (digestion & calmness)
1/2 ground flaxseed (I'm pretty sure it does the same as the oil, but I don't want to get rid of the oil because it's high in fat and I'm worried he'll loose too much weight without it)
He also has magnesium chloride dissolved in his water (for bones I think? My mum just puts it in and she wants me to research my own stuff so I did and that's what google said lol).
In his paddock there's a round bale of grass hay. No idea what quality it is, but I can't afford to feed 19 horses hay anyway so there's not a lot I can do about it (bar talking to the parents)
Anyway thanks for any help!
Edit: Forgot to mention he's in a 10 acre paddock with 6ish other horses, quite muddy but still has a lot of green grass. He used to have a salt lick at the gate, but the gate's sectioned off now so I have to put it somewhere else