I took in a mare as of last December as a bit of a rescue case. She was under weight, under muscled, her feet were long, and her coat and skin was pretty dry/dull. The weight was fairly easy to put back on her... the muscling has definitely been slow in coming but I think it's developing, and she'll be getting more work gradually. She's also scheduled to get a visit from the vet this month, including a full dental, shots, a general health exam, a fecal test, and possibly a blood test to make sure everything looks okay there.
I'm mainly unhappy with her coat. It hasn't slicked up like I wanted it to, and like I had thought it certainly would as she shed out her winter coat. Right now she gets about half and half grass/alfalfa hay, approximately 24 lbs daily. She also gets a ration balancer (Dynamite) and about 2 pounds of the Empower Boost rice bran supplement.
Should I increase the rice bran? I'm also thinking of adding some flax seed, though I'm not sure how much to feed to get the most benefit?
Here's a couple of photos from when we first got her, then yesterday. They aren't really the greatest shots, but they are the best that I could get at the time. I welcome and appreciate any advice and input about continuing to improve her overall condition.
Shortly after we first got her: