She isn't overweight at all currently, but she did spend the majority of her first 23 years of life horrifyingly obese. So I'm just being an overly concerned mama, yknow?
She's currently on grass right now and she's doing great, does that change anything about the situation?
She will be working quite hard during the time she'll be eating that grass down... She'll be being ridden 2-3 times a day for about an hour every time, at least, 5 days a week, will that improve the situation like luvs2ride said?
I have not been able to find one of the ones that attaches to the halter for under $40, and even then, I can't seem to find one that is Arab sized since her head is way smaller than horse size, but not small enough for pony size. Does anyone know if it might be possible to make one? I'm pretty handy like that and I'm sure I could make one if I knew what kind of materials to use and had at least a basic outline. I could even probably make one if I knew what to use and had pictures of the inside, outside, side, and bottom of one. The main issue is that I don't know what the bottom part (in front of the nose) is made of. I think I could probably get some nylon webbing and velcro and weave and sew the sides but I'm lost about the bottom.
My concern about having another horse eat it up is that the other horses are arriving from the outfitter the week before camp actually starts so they'll only have about 4 days to eat down half an acre before Lacey absolutely has to be at camp to settle in and such before campers arrive. No horse I know can eat down 12 inches of grass that fast.
I could see about getting a lawn mower of some sort up there and mowing it down (and picking up the clippings of course) but I'm not sure if the camp would be willing to do that, since they're super painfully unmotivated where the horses are concerned. I guess I could bring my family's little old lawn mower up there and say "mow!" and hope that it doesn't keel over halfway through. Hahaha
Thanks for all the responses!