How to Feed for Optimum Health
Why and how to mimic nature is described in this article from The Horse magazine here.
Kentucky Equine Research shows positive effects from slow feeding. See how easily it can be done here.
Information on feeding easy keepers can be found in this FACT SHEET from The Horse magazine.
Determine your horse’s body condition score. This University of Maine bulletin will help guide you.
A weight tape will probably not yield a correct weight for a horse but it’s a very useful tool to get an estimate and monitor change. Kentucky Equine Research provides a good explanation here.
Here’s an example of success after an initial failure.
(Chronicle of the Horse Forum)