So my Lacey girl is not getting enough to eat or something since she's not gaining or losing she's just kinda stuck at being a little ribby (through her winter coat). I've talked to the BO and she said she'd start feeding her more but Lacey is at the bottom of the totem pole in her field so she gets shoved off by the more aggressive (FAT) horses in her field. I also think that the hay they got this year is a little under the weather nutrition wise and Lacey's age is probably catching up with her so I'm not blaming it all on the BO, I know she's trying her best. I'm also working Lacey 4 days a week which is kinda a lot for her current fitness level (which I am trying to increase by working her 4 days a week).
Anyway, so I'm kinda wondering if there's anything I can buy and feed her every time I come out (everyday except for the weekends and wednesdays) that'll help her gain some weight. I've tried just feeding her an extra flake every time I go out and that did nothing, maybe it helped her not lose more weight but she didn't gain anything.
I was thinking maybe beet pulp (soaked or whatever) or something might help? People who have seen her hooves think she's possibly foundered before (not seriously) so I've heard that grain/sweet feed isn't a good option? I also don't want her getting "hot", she might not but I'm not really sure and I don't want to find out that she does if I can at all help it. haha
Fabio - 13 year old Arabian/Lipizzan gelding
Rest peacefully, Lacey.