how to tactfully discuss weight with your BO.
my vet came up while it was raining the other day, and my horse, to my own shock and amazement has lost a lot of weight. So she the vet, recommends senior feed( he is only 14) until I can get him back up to good weight. He is on 8 acres of grass with one other horse, so I think that is enough, but if not, then do I need to buy hay? I am buying my own senior feed b/c I am not paying a lot to board here, the trails are the best in the area, and I like the BO.
I just don't think she was brought up the same way I was, which means putting some extra meat on their bones. And I am ashamed that I never noticed thru his 2 inch long winter coat that he was getting ribby. So it's really my fault, and he is happy here, but there are other issues I need to discuss like will she please give him his supplements EVERY day, not only when she remembers, and will she GO OUT into the pasture and FLY spray him daily? See, I worry so much. But this is the only farm I have found on this road. I talked to another local woman yesterday, who runs a NATURAL barn. No shoes allowed. Well, too bad, my horse needs shoes. And she won't feed supplements, only feeds hay( which I prefer if it is keeping the weight on) but the woman was a nutball and lectured me for 15 minutes before I could NICELY get her off the phone. So that is out. WHY does it always have to be SOMETHING? I finally find a place with trails and now my horse is not being taken proper care of. I am loking for another farm, but not seeming to find one. Oh by the way, am in PA, and the horse is in NJ. I drive 25 minutes to get to him.
Can anyone relate?