Originally Posted by PrincessBarbie
That is good MyBrandy.I won't feed my horse too much because it she can colic on the feed.1 1/2lbs of rice bran 2 times a day,1lbs of triple C 2 times per day,and 5lbs of a of hay per day.I can't see her ribs much and that's a good thing that means she is putting on weight.She sometimes eats dirt and that's a big no no.I'm trying my best with my horse.I will discuss what happened yesterday in another category because it would not be appropriate for me to discuss it in this thread.It is believed that Barbie is part Arabian because she has a thick neck.I love my horse and want to the right thing.
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She needs to be getting WAAAAYY more than 5lbs of hay a day. A horse's diet should consist MOSTLY of roughage (hay/grass) than grains. That's like a snack for my horse. An average 1,200lb animal should get about 20lbs of hay/grass per day (if it's good quality grass & hay). Because she's under in condition you really want to just let her eat hay free choice or do something like alfalfa or timothy cubes like other people have suggested.
5lbs is like 1 flake of hay >.> My mare gets 8 flakes a day. That's about 32lbs of a hay EVERY day. Granted she's far bigger than your girl & gets ridden 5 times a week. Up the hay.