Hi All! I'm new and have a 3 yo wether to keep my horse company. He's very over weight. I give him just a small palm of oats with salt and minerals added just once a day. Otherwise, he gets as much 1st cutting hay as he wants to eat. I live in Northern Michigan. This am, he didn't get up to eat his 1/2 cup of oats. When I put the bucket under his nose, he nosed it but didn't eat. I went to work and tonight, he did get up but seemed like he was having trouble walking. He fell down and had a very hard time getting up. Mostly on the hind end. I did put a lot of fresh straw in his stall (small bedroom in a large horse size stall he can go in and out whenever he wants). He was up and eating hay when I left. I did go out and bring water to him which he was not interested in. Also, I saw him pee and that seemed fine. He walked into the horse stall and was eating the horses hay and I led him back into his stall (bar across the door so horse can't get in) and he was eating hay when I left. Maybe nothing but I was scared when he had to struggle to get up and his hind end didn't seem to function right. I tried to run my hands down his hind legs from the top down and he was uncomfortable with that and wouldn't let me. The horse may have hurt him -- can't tell. Again, it may be nothing. I've had him since he was 6 months old. They were feeding him straight corn and going to butcher him for meat.