Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hatton Vale, QLD, Australia
I agree. It doesnt sound like she is getting enough feed. Rice bran really helps with weight. I've been using that on my tb & wb who both came to me very skinny. Helps heaps :) also I've heard great things about corn oil. Im going to start using that when it comes in (i order through work). Also, senior pellets work wonders as well. I feed senior to my 8 year old even :)
And finally, 24/7 hay or grass. All my horses get about a bale of hay a day and grass grazing. Their bodies are designed to be digesting 16 hours a day and if they don't get that, their weight can seriously suffer
I agree with AKPaintLover. I wouldnt put her on ANY regular exercise until she has gained weight otherwise you will be fighting an uphill battle with her. (a little lunging doing a it of trotting and that is good though to help her start building muscle but keep it very short. My mare was doing about 3 minutes each side every third day when I started bringing her back into work)
"I whisper but my horse doesnt listen...So I yell!!...He still doesnt listen"