Originally Posted by deineria
I've bought Flax at wal-mart and when I used to use it - she was amazingly glossy, but it gets pricey buying it from wal-mart.
I'm glad you all mentioned Ulcers. . .the more I think of it, the more I believe this might be the issue.
I don't think she has ulcers, of course the only way to know for sure would be to scope her (expensive) or treat her (expensive ) & see if she improves.
Horses with ulcers bad enough to cause that kind of weight loss will usually act sick, colicky, not want to eat, cranky etc.
I have Arabians & though they tend to be easy keepers they would not do well on the hay in the picture. If your horse is eating all day nonstop & still looks like that her body is telling her it is starved for nutrients & calories. I would feed her separate from the others, maybe try a Senior feed. Even buying a more quality hay just for her may be a good way to start. Feed her a few flakes then turn her back out with the others & the round bale.
I hope she comes around, she is so beautiful.