Worried about my mare gaining weight...
Okay here is the story: (sorry kinda long)
My horse started losing weight pretty quickly so I called the vet out. The vet came out and said she had worms. She did a check up on her said she was a 3.5 out of 5. Said her teeth were good and everything else checked out fine as well, wormed her, then left (After telling me to worm her again in 3 weeks and to keep her on a worming schedule every 3 months). This was on April 20th.
She is on pasture 24/7. She gets half quart of rice bran in the morning and the other half at night. Salt block access 24/7 and of course water 24/7. Today my next door neighbor came over to me while I was grooming her and said she looks pitiful. I said to him that the vet came out and checked her. He said that I need more land for her, even though the vet said that I have enough land for two horses!? (I have 2.5 acres, with a barn she can go in and out of).
Now I'm worried about my horse because my neighbor is probably going to start complaining that I'm starving my horse!? Should she have already started gaining weight by now? If not, when will she start gaining? Ugh..so worried now. I have to worm her again in about 3 or 4 more days. Thanks for reading, please tell me your opinions. The first picture is before she lost any weight, the rest are when she did lose weight.