First off I would like to say hello- I am new to the forum, but have been reading a few posts. I just read one about the rescue horse that wont gain weight. And I was kind of wondering if the same feeding rules apply to mares who have foals.
My mare had a colt 6 weeks ago. Problem is she hasn't gained any weight. She has been skinny since she foaled.
Now, I know she is feeding 2 so ya, I have been giving her senior feed. Usually about 2 scoops (not sweet feed) and she has unlimited pasture (grass) and I give her certified hay.
I recently had the vet out, she looked at her teeth-which were good, she has been wormed 2x within the past 4 months, vaccinated ect. She also said to put 1/3 bale of hay in with her a day. Other than that she was fine. (i forgot to add that she just turned 12)
She isn't the type of horse to eat all day. She stops when she is full.
Should it take a while to gain the weight? Any suggestions?
Also, I just got this horse about 4 months ago. So I am not sure what she looked like before.
Thanks in advance for any help.