Again....thanks all for the awesome info. I got some great info from SafeHaven Horse rescue here in Northern california. They gave me a Recipie....I'll share it here below. In addition to that, I've purchased an additional 2 bales of Alfalfa per week for additional feeding at the ranch. I'm sure she'll be looking great in no time.
As for her pre-purchase exam results, they let me know she's free of ulcers or any digestive issues...she's got a nice healthy gut.
Her teeth are in pretty good condition, a couple of points on the back molars that will be filed down in the next month. The vet advised me to give her time to settle at her new home before throwing dental work at her that could get her worked up and stressed out. The folks at the rescue also confirmed this info, but yes we have some upcoming dental work. She really has settled in nicely in her new home.
Here's the recipe I was given by the horse rescue for hard keepers:
2 cups of Triumph (purple and white bag) pellets **this is the one ingredient that goes up as she adjusts)
2 cups of senior horse feed
1 cup regular rice bran pellets -- she said stabilized pellets were not necessary for this feed to do it's job
2 cups shredded beet pulp, soaked in water first before adding the other ingredients
This is given 2 x a day, within a week the Triumph can go to 3 cups, a week later to 4 cups----up to 8 cups of triumph plus the same AS LISTED ABOVE of everything else. She said if she's a hard keeper, she might need this to keep weight and if I'm lucky she'll gain it and I can go back to her **Quality hay** rations. Here in Northern California the hay is looking quite good.
As for her breeding, I'm not sure. I did purchase her knowing she had no papers or really an inkling of what her breeding is. She is a red dun paint. 16 hands, will have a pretty muscular build, pretty long legs. Perhaps a racing type horse? I think she was purchased from Barrel racing people....