I have a 3 year old 11.2 HH mare Welsh pony. Where I got her from, she was in a all dirt paddock 24/7 with an older throughbred gelding. The paddock had no run in, stall, tree for shade. Nothing, she was out there all day and night with no break from the boiling hot summer sun. When I went to go see her, the poor things didn't have water. She was fed in the same bucket as the throughbred and he ate most of her grain. She got a scoop of feed in the morning and night, with garlic and electrolytes. She also got 1 flake a day of coastal hay. A half in the morning and half at night. But remember the gelding ate a lot of her grain. The owner gave me her coggins and they said that she is 3 years old. But the owner said she might be a little older.
She has never been ridden but can free lunge well. Leads okay, never had a problem with her being snippy or trying to kick me. Even though she does throw her tantrums here and there.
She is very ribby and has cuts and scars all over her body from the gelding she was kept with. Right now she is in a small pasture by herself but she is surrounded by horses in the pasture in front and behind her pasture. She is put in a stall at night. Her feet are very bad and need to be done. Farrier coming on Monday. I wormed her 2 days ago with panucur. I'm going to worm her again next week with ivermectin.
I am feeding her tribute maturity as her grain. (was recommended because she is young and probably is going to grow some more) and a little grass balancer. She gets a half scoop of maturity and a handful of grass balancer with a tablespoon of garlic powder, a scoop of electrolytes and a half flake of first cut Timothy morning and night. She gets to graze all day.
I'm not sure if I should be feeding her less or more. I know ponies can founder easy but she js very skinny. Here is a picture
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