My horse Reggie came to me in July of this year. He has been mine in February, but lived with my partner until July. He is 7 years old and is in very light work (he gets a workout maybe once every three weeks or so, usually lunging him until he starts lightly sweating, just to get his heart rate up and get his body moving, his fitness level is improving greatly thanks to this, his first session he huffed and puffed for ages after, but not anymore). He had his teeth done just last Tuesday (5 days ago, from the date of posting this thread). He was wormed three weeks ago using Ammo All Wormer, as was his paddock mate... This is a picture of him from July 8th of this year: This is a picture of him from August 1st of this year: August 27th: I don't have any pictures from September/October where he is naked... He either has his rug on, or is in work with saddle and rider... so you can't really see much... Approximately 3-4 weeks ago: Taken today: Not sure if he looks SO bad in this pic because of the angle of the photograph or what, because I don't think he looks THAT bad in person, especially in profile... but he looks quite horrendous here I think... -------------------------------------------------------------- When he first came in July, his feed consisted of the following: Morning Meal 1x biscuit of lucerne hay Evening Meal 3x dippers of oaten chaff 3x dippers of lucerne chaff 1x dipper of Prydes Easi-Result 1x dipper of Mitavite Xtra Cool (the evening meal has ALWAYS been hosed down to the point where all of the dry contents are damp, but not overly wet to prevent dust from the chaff and also to aid him in eating the food) He is also on grass. It isn't the best grass in the world, but there is at least some grass available, he grazes pretty steadily. On August 9th, he hurt himself. Had an accident with some barbed wire courtesy of the idiot who owns the property where I've been keeping him. Superficial wounds, some cuts on his shoulder and inside his right thigh, which have all healed extremely well. I mention this because someone on another forum suggested I should include this information when asking about this subject, as it was after this accident I noticed him losing weight. Whether the two have anything to do with each other I don't know. Approximately mid-August I upped his chaff intake slightly to 4 dippers of each, oaten and lucerne in his evening meal. By mid September I had upped his hay intake to 2 biscuits of hay, and then for a period of about 4 weeks, ranging from mid September to mid October, I couldn't get my hands on any lucerne hay. He was on grass hay. I gave him extra of the grass hay to compensate for it not being so high a quality as the lucerne hay (usually 3-4 biscuits depending on the particular bale). It was during the time he was on the grass hay in late September I noticed he was losing weight. I asked some friends who suggested adding Copra to his diet, which I immediately did, I also started making trips farther and farther from home to get my hands on lucerne hay. I now have a weekly trip of driving over an hour from home to get hay, as I can never afford to buy in bulk. So since late September he has been having the following: Morning Meal 2x biscuits of lucerne hay (this weighs approximately a kilo and a half) Evening Meal 4x dippers of lucerne chaff 4x dippers of oaten chaff 1x dipper of Prydes Easi-Reult 1x dipper of Mitavite Xtra Cool 1x dipper of Copra After being on the Copra for almost a month, I spoke to a guy at the stock feeds who suggested I opt out of Mitavite and instead get Cool Fattener Pellets, which I immediately did, that was nearly 2 weeks ago. I today also started him on a dipper of cracked lupins, which I put in water and soak through the day, as they swell up, which I also do with the copra meal, as it too swells up a fair bit. When his feed has been wet down (and NOT to the point where there is heaps of water in the bucket, but JUST enough that the dry stuff is damp enough to not be inhaled, as my horse can be an idiot and frequently inhales chaff when its fed dry) it generally weighs over 10kg easily, as I sometimes find it difficult to carry when taking it to the paddock. I have no idea what it weighs dry, because as I said, I soak the lupins and the copra anyway. For about three weeks or so now too, he has been forced to share his paddock with another horse, which means less pasture for him, which is another reason I upped the feed intake with the copra and lupins. I keep being told to feed him "more, more, more feed" and have had a hundred people tell me to change this, feed that, do this... and it all seems so often to be conflicting information. He is being fed MORE now than he used to get fed at my partners and at my partners he was actually quite fat. Whether its the difference in what the food content actually is, I don't know. I'm just wondering if he could be sick somehow? Cookies to anyone who read through all of that! And hope someone can help!