my 14 year old OTTB is just a little bit ribby and i would REALLY like her to gain some weight. when i got her last year she was thin, then she had 4 months off when i got her and she looked fantastic. Once i started working with her in September she lost weight and became very "mareish" Kicking while eating and pinning her ears a lot. After doing some reading on here and other places I came to the conclusion that she had ulcers. I put her on ranitidine and she became a pleasant horse again. I had stopped working with her in the end of november as my trainer moved away and i had sprained my wrist and was unable to do much. I switched her feed from purina healthy edge to triple crown senior. Then in april i moved her to where i take riding lessons and the ulcer problem started all over, i started her on a product called ulc-r-aid, 2 weeks of ranitidine and her symptoms went away again. But now i'm having trouble getting her to gain weight. She gets this twice a day.
one 3qt scoop of triple(about 2.5lbs)
1 scoop alfalfa pellets(i can't remember the weight)
2 cups triple crown 30% supplement(it's just over 1/2lb)
2 cups rice bran pellets(i think this is also about 1/2lb)
1 scoop ulc-r-aid
in the PM feeding she gets her smartpacks which contain smartflex maintenance, bioflax 20 and smartshine.
She also gets a flake or 2 of alfalfa hay(very heavy flakes, i get the heavy little bales from tractor supply) when she is stalled for weather
and she gets whatever hay the barn over gives her, it varies were she gets it so the quality varies but she tries to make she Bella has hay 24/7.
Should i up her to 1.5 scoops of the senior twice a day? or change something else.
She is currently being worked about 3x/week(depending on how often i can get up there) for about an hour or so just W/T or if one of the other girls ride her(which i encourage then to do so) W/T/C with maybe some small cross rails
this pic is from about 2 weeks ago