So I have a thoroughbred mare due june 25 she's a maiden and she'll be 8 at the end of april. So I'm getting a little worried, she put on a lot of weight when we bred her, which is weird because she's kind of a hard keeper, the past few weeks, I haven't really seen her because our barn flooded, so the horses have been outside so I haven't taken her blanket off. Today though the horses were inside and I took her blanket off to brush her and she's -really- skinny, like I cried when I saw her. I just don't understand how she could lose so much weight. She has hay almost constantly and may 1st she'll be moving to our other barn with grass pasture. I was looking at some oil to put on her grain, but I don't want her getting hot off it. Do you guys have any suggestions on what to give her till she gets to her grass? Oh and she is on mare & foal grain.
So long story short, anyone have safe weight gain suggestions? And anyone else heard of a broodmare losing weight so fast??