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    12-05-2013, 11:31 AM
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Foal
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I've had my new barrel horse for about three weeks and when I got her I noticed her ribs were showing and she was sunk in in certain areas. Previous owners said that they had her on Senior feed, hay, and pasture all day. I'm not sure if that is the truth. I have her now on two scoops of Purina Strategy a night, with a flake and a half of hay, and pasture all day. I've had her on this routine for the whole three weeks I've had her. Should I keep it just like this, or is there anything else I could add in her feed to help with putting on the weight. Any advice is appreciated
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    12-05-2013, 11:35 AM
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Green Broke
How old is the horse?

How much is she exercised/worked?

When have her teeth been examined last?
     
    12-05-2013, 08:14 PM
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Foal
If you have this mare vet checked and she is alright medically a simple way to put weight on a horse is to add up to a cup of pure vegetable oil to her feed. Look into the eqqus magazine for feeding tips. They had a whole article on how to put feed on that stubborn horse. I personally have been dealing with this situation with my own appendix gelding. And between good alfalfa, senior feed, and the oil he put the weight he needed on.
     
    12-05-2013, 11:43 PM
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Trained
She needs more hay. ALOT more hay.
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    12-06-2013, 10:53 AM
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Her teeth were floated in October, could it still be a teeth issue? I'm not sure how often horses need to have there teeth floated although im sure I could look it up. Right now I can only give 1 flake of hay a night due to we have 11 horses and not much hay left...could be a few weeks till hay is delivered so we are making due with what we have. I am mixing corn oil in her feed
     
    12-06-2013, 01:50 PM
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I find good quality hay is the best solution to getting problems. In spring, there is always a marked difference between horses who were fed the best hay and those who got hay of lesser quality.
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    12-06-2013, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by jarndt    
Her teeth were floated in October, could it still be a teeth issue? I'm not sure how often horses need to have there teeth floated although im sure I could look it up. Right now I can only give 1 flake of hay a night due to we have 11 horses and not much hay left...could be a few weeks till hay is delivered so we are making due with what we have. I am mixing corn oil in her feed
Unfortunately, until you get more hay and can increase her intake, she will not gain anything, and chances are she may loose more.

First priority is more hay. Should be an easy enough fix once that is taken care of.
     
    12-06-2013, 05:44 PM
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If you want her to gain weight you got to feed hay,hay and more hay. She should never be without hay,my 3 have hay 24/7 they are never without hay to eat.

Yet they think they are starving and eating down the rail fence.
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