I was expecting much worse....
She's got typical standie feet, all she needs is a good barefoot trim and good nutrition.
I got a 3 year old gelding who wouldn't run, he never even raced, but was in peak racing condition when I bought him. He first lost some weight, the change from around 12-15 lbs grain and little hay to free choice hay and very little grain did that. Body has to adjust, it takes a while. He did grow 2 full inches in the first three months with me. When he was about 5 he started to get wide, too.
I don't know the feed you're giving her, doesn't sound too bad for weight gain. How is the protein content? She can use a little higher protein than an adult horse, until she's in good weight. A flake of alfalfa would do that. Flax in any shape is really good, not only for her feet. I swear hy Omega Horseshine, or as alternative, the Dumor brand from TSC. A good vitamin/ mineral supplement is a must.
Keep in mind she didn't have much chance just being a horse due to her job, so out, if possible with a herd, will get her much needed social contact. Don't overwork her as long as she's still growing and gaining weight, as has been already mentioned.
If you do it right now, you will have an amazing companion in her.......I have such a soft spot for standies.... Posted via Mobile Device