Re: new horse
Awww he is lovely, very beautiful and looks very proud! I bet you are looking forward to his mane growing to the length of his fringe!
I have a welsh section D also. However, hes not very much of a good doer considering his breed over the winter but is very fizzy. And when we got him he was underweight.
We have poor grazing in the winter so he gets ad lib haylage and two feeds a day. per feed he gets 2 large round scoops of alfa a oil, one round soaked scoop of D+H build up cubes, calmer, garlic and barefott biotin. He also gets two feeds in the summer (same as winter feeeds), but no hay as he doesnt eat it and is ok on the grass we have... reached a very nice weight this summer on 2 feeds and 24/7 turnout!
He gets ridden 3 times a week in the winter and more in the summer but the food stays the same and he does just fine. Also 24/7 turnout.
I found it really helpful to talk to a feed company (Dodson and Horrell) about what i should be feeding him and how much. They ask about what work they do, lifestyle, turnout, temperment etc.
Your horse looks an OK weight as he looks quite 'stocky' and nicely put together
Hope you are getting on well with your new horse! All the best x