Hey guys, if you've read my other post, you found out that my buckskin baby had a weird swelling in her left fore knee. I finally got her to the vet, and it turned out to be a bruise that bled, forming a blood clot under the skin. The vet drained it, and she is all better now!
If it comes back, I don't know if I'll do anything about it, now that I know it doesn't hurt anything, and is just a blemish, although her free pasture days are OVER! She is going to be stalled and turned out in a pen every day once the bandage can come off.
Anyways, here is my dilemma. I was fitting her for halter for some local shows (nothing big), when she got hurt, so I stopped feeding her when she wasn't able to get lunged every day. I was giving her quite a bit due to what a member of another group said you had to feed a halter baby. Here is the ration that I was feeding twice daily:
2 scoops 14% pelleted feed
2 scoops Weight Builder
1 cup Veggie Oil
2 flakes Alfalfa
1 scoop Grow Colt
(Each scoop is actually different in size, depending on which scoop it came with, although the grain had a big sized coffee can to measure with.)
She is now getting one scoop 14% pelleted feed, free choice coastal, and a scoop of Grow colt once a day. Feeding Alfalfa wont be an option until I get my other horses sold, freeing up some play money, but were my portions ok for the grain ration? Thank you in advance!
Here is a pic, just cause I love her, although I've used this one before, lol.