The 8 month old is on mare and foal grain with the mixed round bales that we get, and also put her out on grass every couple days. She is dewormed every other month, but was dewormed quit often as a youngster as well as her mother. She wasn't even weaned until she was 6 1/2 months old, but also got grain and hay while suckling. Her mother was just sold almost a month ago, and that's when I started noticing a little tiny bit of "sunken in" on her top line. I am contemplating going to get grow colt from TSC, and cutting down on the amount of grain she gets, just enough to mix the supplements, giving her the normal round bale, then also throwing in alfalfa hay too.. Good or bad idea?
The three we have now, will be with us until the day that they die. I've already had to 12 year old for about 10 years now :)