Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: SouthEast Texas
• Horses: 0
Here's some general guidelines which may help:
Horses need roughage in the form of hay and/or grass.
At this stage, I'd stay away from Alfalfa though. It sometimes tends to cause diareha.
As for feeds....
Protien builds muscle.
Fat builds fat.
Look for a high protien feed which has a good vitamin/mineral package blended into it.
Whole grains, corn,oats etc, are hard to digest. So you might want to start with a pelleted feed, at least for now.
Whatever feed you choose will have the recomended ration amounts listed on the bag. But start low and work up by increasing the amount you give her give slowly. Too much too soon will cause colic or other ailments.
Make certain that she gets plenty of clean water.
A mineral block wouldn't hurt.
Worm the poor thing as soon as you can afford it. Then re-worm 2 weeks later.
Give some thought to having her teeth checked. It's been my experience that a high percentage of rescue horses are also cribbers....which means that they got's teeth problems.
Good luck on your project.