Hello, I will also post a formal intro to the board, but I have an urgent question. Last week, I purchased a Belgian Draft from a church camp that fell on hard times. They have had her for 2 years, before that she was owned by the Amish. She is trained to drive and frequently did hay rides for campers, and anyone can ride her, she is very calm and basically well mannered. That is all the person there could tell me.
My vet says she is very wormy (which we have taken care of) but looks otherwise healthy. She is about 8 years old. We have made her an appointment to get her feet done next week. She will not let me touch them and they are severely overgrown.
My question is: What is the best way to help her gain weight back? I have been reading up on draft diets, and adding oil. Can you give any sort of weight building supplements to drafts? Or would I be better off just letting her gain it back with hay, and oat/oil? She is 17.2-17.3? Our stick goes up to 17 and she is taller than that, the tape says 17.3, but they are not as accurate IMO, and weighs about 1500 pounds, currently.
Abbigail AKA Abby
Thank you in advance :)