Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Germany- but not German =D
Pics are required. Take a look at my page, at the before picture of Duffy. If you mare is THAT skinny, leave it to eat for a couple of weeks.
Depends on age and education too. Duffy had w/t under saddle, so I lunged for two weeks, its great excercise for the horse and good to establish authority on a horse that is bossy, especially as she'll feel better as she puts weight on. The I lunged, rode for cool down for a week, then lunged one day, rode the next for two weeks. Now I ride 6 days and lunge once.
If you can give us more details about the horse, then we could give you a good plan to help you on your way.
I fed oats and barley to Duffy three times a day, now twice a day, and it did exactly what I needed- weight without the buzz!