Morgan's on stall rest-----NEED ADVICE
My new horse Morgan is on stall rest until I can get front shoes put on her. I had the vet out last night, because she's been really sore in the front, especially in the right front. He said that with her being allowed 24/7 turnout, and the ground being unusually damp, her hooves have gotten soft. She has stone bruising to both fronts, and her hoofwall has started to separate from her sole on the right front. He cleaned all the gravel out, and said to put shoes on the fronts, and she should be 100% in no time. He also said to cut back her feed drastically, as the past 4 years of too much sweet feed, unlimited hay, and unlimited grazing have made her too heavy. She is now only to get 1 flake of hay in the am, 2 cups of sweet feed at night with her supplement and 1 flake of hay, and limited grazing. She will no longer be allowed 24/7 turnout. I am going to do everything the vet says and follow his directions religiously, but is there anything else I can be doing to help her? I was thinking about switching her to straight oats over time, as I really do not see the need for sweet feed, since she gets the best hay and grass. I am a new horse mom, and any advice/suggestions would be much appreciated. I am also planning on getting her a grazing muzzle, at the vets suggestion.