I am 27 and I am embarking on a new adventure. I bought three horses from someone who couldn't afford to take care of them anymore. Needlessto say my 11 year old mare (Ginger), a quarter horse< is about 200-300lbs under weight. She had been nurseing her colt for 1 1/2 years, I know that was too long but my husband couldn't be convinced to seperate them for the recimended 30 days. They have been seperated for longer than that now and she is still VERY skinny. I feed her alfalfa pelets, beet pulp (1 qt twice a day) and 2 to 3 handfuls of sweetfeed in the evening feed. I soak all of this with a gallon of hot water (since it is cold outside). She has hay in the pen with her, but she has only gained 100lbs in 2 months. Any ideas why this would be?? Anyother suggestions I could try??
I want to get her weight on her so I can start riding her!