Originally Posted by jwhisperj
I too agree that your mare is feeling alot better! About 6 years ago my mom bought a tb mare who was pretty malnourished, but was bomb proof! After she got some weight on her she turned into a new horse, bucking,biting, spooking! No grain either. Anny way it took alot of work because the horse wasn't as bomb proof as she thought, just exhausted!
I also think that your mare is moving differently because of her lack of shoes. It doesn't take them long to get used to them but it seems to take a while after you take them off.
Good Luck and I would recommend as much exercise as possible. Even if you just lead her on walks and lunge her.
ill just have to see how she goes. She is still a lovely girl in every other way. Im happy to put money in her settling down once the work rate goes up a little. She does get some form of exercise nearly every day though whether its going for a walk through the forest, or lunging or riding. But the lunging is kept at ten minutes and I don't usually ride for longer than half an hour at this stage. My plan was to up the work rate at the beginning of next month. Seeing as there is no rush to get her ready for showing because of the horse flu lockdown, im happy to just plod along with things :)
Poptartshop - I love my reef tank. One of the perks of working at an aquarium - you get all that stuff at wholesale cost :) same as my basic horse stuff like shampoos, wormers etc etc etc a lot of our suppliers do all animal supplies so I can cash in on that too :)