How to help my horse lose a little weight?
So Galina has got a pretty big grass belly at the moment. I mean, she's not anywhere near a dangerous weight but it would be good for her to lose a little of the weight.
She's out in her 7 acre pasture 24/7 with 5 other horses. It's not really an option to stable her so that she has less grazing time. She doesn't get a daily feed or anything, she just gets two large scoops of lucerne chaff and 3/4 scoop EasiResponse after she is worked, which is normally 3-4 times a week. Her workouts are usually around 30 minutes, once a week she'll have a 60 minute ride.
Do you think if I cut down her chaff to just one scoop, would it help at all? I know there isn't really much leeway to cut down her feed, but I was just looking for opinions to see if there are any ways to get her in a good weight.
If I increased her workload, how much would that help?
It's not really a major issue of great importance, but I just wanted to put it out there and get some feedback... just something I've been thinking about.
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