Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Middle-of-Nowhere, Illinois
If she's being exercised regularly and still can't get the weight off, I'd take her off of grain completely. Especially if she's on grass, because overweight horses on grass are at higher risk for laminitis that can be potentially fatal. Also, overweight horses are more prone to becoming insulin resistant, and that is really bad because that makes then more susceptible to Cushing's and horses with Cushing's are at greater risk for founder as well. See how she does with only hay and grass. Also, it might be a good idea to soak her hay before feeding it so it decreases the carbohydrate intake. If that still doesn't work, decrease her hay until she starts losing weight, and once she's at her ideal weight, try different amounts of grain, hay, and exercise that works for her. Good luck. :)
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