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. ive been using that on my tb & wb who both came to me very skinny. helps heaps :) also ive 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 dont 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"