My 7 year old ISH has a torn hoof and is on box rest. Before this we competed regularly and he was fed on dodson and horrell fibre performance, speedi-beet (autumn through to end of spring) and ad-lib hay. He has been on box rest for 2 weeks, at the start I gradually changed his diet over to badminton easy rider with ad-lib hay and some haylage. I noticed today he has started to lose a bit of condition, obviously I realise he will have some loss of muscle tone, but his ribs have just started to become noticeable -in a certain light! Other people say he still looks fine, but I want to keep the condition on so when he comes back into work in a few weeks he doesn't lose more weight.
I want to keep his diet fibre based and non heating, I was thinking of adding in some fibre-beet or alfabeet? Does this seem like a good diet for box rest? Any reviews on fibre beet and alfabeet? I just want to keep him as well and happy as possible really.