, He will not eat more than 3/4 a pound in his morning feeding and that is how much I put in his bag. Later in the day, I put in 1/4# and sometimes he will eat it and other times he will take a bite or two and then come up to me to take it off so he can graze instead. He will never eat the full 4.5#, surely no time soon. He is not like most horses, he doesn't like man made feeds and treats. It took me weeks of slowly adding hay cube bits mixed with his pellets to even like them. He is a weird horse and highly picky. He will not eat any other treat, no other feeds, no fresh treats like a slice of apple.
He is a lot like my pinto mini when I first got her, it took me a long time to get her to eat proper hay and a pelleted yearling diet. It wasn't until I had her well over a year that her pickiness finally started to wane.
What I meant is that I will continue with giving him the 3/4# in the AM & the 1/4# at noon and when he is finishing it up all for a few days, I'll up it a little and keep it at that amount until he is finishing that all up again. According to the bag, he should be eating 4.5# so that will take forever for him to slowly work up to. Unless he suddenly switches souls with any other horse, he won't eat as much as the bag says to give him now.
They all have pasture, grass hay, pastured-horse loose minerals, salt block and fresh water available to them. So does the colt. So far, he won't touch the salt nor the loose minerals. The 3 adult horses get an RB.
If anyone knows what is better to be feeding a pasture raised colt, let me know. As in, what brand of growth feed if any, which type within that brand, any specific RB to mix in, and so on.
He is on Tribute Growth.