I got Isabella the first week of February. She had previously been purchased at a polo pony sale by someone that ended up practically starving her. She was seized and given to someone who would feed her properly. I got her from those people. One vet told me she was 13...another vet said she was 23. I split the difference and say she is 18!
She definitely needed groceries when I got her. The BO has been feeding her Fat and Fiber grain, twice a day. (One scoop, twice a day...I know a scoop isn't an exact measurement but it is a large scoop...have no idea what it weighs) During the winter, she was fed hay...now she can just graze.
For the longest time, I was worried about getting weight on her. Now I am starting to worry that she is gaining too much. Some of that may be muscle since I have been riding her 2/3 times a week.
She is my first horse. Do you think I need to cut back on her grain..or even change it to something lighter?
First pic was taken the first time I went to see her in the middle of January. The second pic was taken last week.