Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Washington, USA.
I use a touch of corn oil to help bring out the shine in my girls coat.
As far as weight, most horses will actually do just fine on free-choice hay, and a combination of grass, timothy, and or alfalfa pellets mixed with beet pulp. There are no excuses for thin horses, age is irrelevent, and being underweight is usually due to the "wrong" kind of feed or tooth/digestive problems. I've read an article that said an older horse was given pounds of pelleted feed, enough feed that should have been okay, but due to a health problem, the horse wasn't able to maintain weight.
I DO realize that you are doing what you can for this horse, and my comment about "no excuse" is not directed at you, or anyone, merely a fact. You are obviously trying to do everything you can to help this horse. =]
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