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I have a nine year old irish cob kept at a livery yard. He is out at grass during the day and is fed hay in his stable at night, what else should I be feeding him? - he only does light work and he has gained weight since I purchased him last September.
Please help!

Where are you from? England

How did you locate this forum? Search engine

Re: Feed

Hi Helen,

Since he only does light work and he gains weight easily, I would concentrate on getting the most amount of nutrients for the amount of calories you feed him. So, you can boost the quality of the forage he is eating by offering him a legume hay (such as Lucerne) at night. Provide him with a good multiple vitamin/mineral supplement and you’ll be all set.

All the best,

Dr. Getty