When I got my girl she was very underweight. The vet said she only needed 50lbs but as you can see from the pictures below, that was way off base.
She has been on 24/7 pasture for three months and while she does seem to have gained some weight, I still don't think she is as filled out as she should be. Everyone has told me something different about her weight, from "she's fine" to "she's a skeleton!".
Here's my problem. I can only go see her every other day. My schedule doesn't allow me to go every day on a regular basis. So if I were to feed her grain or anything else that she'd need to be brought in for it would not be every day. I haven't started this yet because I've gotten conflicting opinions from everyone including several vets on weather or not this would upset her stomach.
The place I board her at would feed her for me on the off days, but they would also charge me full board for it (twice what I pay now, even though they'd only be bringing her in to eat and then turning her back out) and I want that only as a last resort.
So...I'm not sure where to go from here. I think she needs more weight on her, how much I'm not sure but she is still ribby and I'd love some opinions on that, and also any thoughts on feeding her every other day.
First picture was taken two days after she arrived from the auction.
These two were taken three months later (a few days ago) after being on 24/7 pasture the whole time.