I posted a thread about this little mare a few weeks ago and I wanted to post some update pics and get some advice. I got a good sway back pad for her and have been working on strengthening her topline a bit. Let me know what you think?
She was a rescue as a 2 year old. She came as an awkward baby, skin and bones. She filled out quite a bit over the last three years and I have just recently put her on a feeding program (just a vitamin/mineral balancer plus some roughage chunks as she really doesn't need weight gain). She is on 24/7 pasture with access to hay but is never with the other horses at the feeder, she prefers to be off by herself grazing on whatever grass is left.
NOW: (This is not me, it is a friend in these pictures)
So I was really wondering if you see any difference. I realize she has quite the belly on her but she is not pregnant. I think it may have to do with digestion so I'm going to try her on a yeast product by Purina that supposedly helps get rid of the hind gut. I have been working her on the lunge line without a saddle and getting her to stretch out nicely. Undersaddle we've been working on basically the same thing; Stretching out and lots of long trotting. She's been doing really well so far and I plan to continue throughout the winter as much as I can. Hopefully I will be able to get her out on the trail again in the next few weeks to do some hill work before the snow hits...