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  • Another feeding question

    I essentially board my gelding in a herd setting. At any given time, he's in with 2 or 3 younger horses. He is a 9yo, QH, about 1300#s (yes, he;s been weighed on a scale) and 15.3.

    He is hands down, the most used and fittest horse on the property. BO has decided to cut rations back for every other horse on the property by half and go to one feeding a day since they are overweight. But my guy still needs to be fed his full rations. While everyone else has been gaining this spring, he's been losing.

    I know many won't agree years of experience and vet recommendations has the horses being fed 14% cattle creep, carefully formulated at our local mill and 100% med free. He's also on newly fertilized grass and free choice prairie grass.

    BO's position is that I can do what I want but it's up to me whether he gets more than the one shared feeding a day he'll now be getting with the 2 other horses he's in with.

    So my question, should I just plan on catching my guy for his 2nd feeding every day or is there something more calorie dense you would suggest I switch him to?