Hi im new on site as I could really do with help with my Mare
Iv had her since October, she was a rescue, wasnt unhealthy but was going to meat man and was left all her life basically running with a herd ( did have feet done )
She's a almost 17hh TB 10 year old un broken..
I started work with her before I had her and fell in love.. she's a star!
Abit of a mental case! But a star :)
So... her father is Primitive Rising, if you Google him he's pretty good ( DNA tested on passport etc )
So I was really hoping for foal this spring
( to keep for myself not sell )
But it doesn't look like im going to be able to now..
My problem is her back side will not gain weight!
Her hind quarters look disgusting :(
Yet her front end looks more like a ID then a TB, ( she has no ribs showing no spine showing she looks in very good weight everywhere but her bum! ) she has had vet out this month for injections and abscess and he didnt say much just what im feeding her is correct, but she's been like this since October time and its really getting me down, if I took her to a stallion they would think she's neglected!
It saddens me to look at her but she's very healthy and happy (Apart from abscess which is now gone just waiting for hole to heal )
She's fed cond mix, apple alfalfa and sugar beat & 2 really large hay nets of a night time
I have had lots of horses in past , 6 at one time once and have never had a problem with weight if anything they have all been fat!
But it really does look like she's stole the hind quarters off a Arab or something...
And I do understand that they have to be worked to gain muscle and get a decent looking bum but this is not down to lack of exercise as its just too small! Iv not seen nothing like this before
And its not a conformation fault.
If anyone has any advice at all id be very grateful :(
Thankyou... from a very stressy Mare owner :)
Not sure how to add photos :(