I have a pony who has just had her 25th birthday. She has always been a very well built horse and perhaps a little over weight but not in a dangerous way. She was born to jump and was still winning competitions about a year and a half ago.
Since I retired her she has lost her spark, she used to lead the heard and now she walks alone. It almost seems like she has lost her will to live. I still take her for a walk with a halter around the block, just leading her but that doesn't help much.
Recently she has lost a lot of weight in a short amount of time. We thought it was worms but she is still loosing even after we de-wormed her. All her muscle is completly gone and it looks like we don't feed her. I am petrified to take her out for her walks now because I'm scared she wont be able to support herself.
This pony means the world to me and I've been through a lot with her.
Please tell me how I can help her get back all that weight. I'm starting her on Barley tomorrow but any other ideas would be great!