Originally Posted by sashasgirl2011
I recently rescued a 12 year old tb. Never raced. Was trained in the past Im thinking because man can she jump. Anywaya that's not why im posting. When I got her she was very skinny. I got her in June and fed her hay grain and kept her at pasture with grass. She gained some nice weight and her coat was really looking good so I began trining her very lightly so she wouldnt lose weight. But recently, she has been losing, and not her tummy. She has a very filled out belly but losing around her withers and butt bone. I was thinking of putting her on a weight gain supplement but thought to ask advice first. Any thougts????
Well Sashagirl I can share what My TBs get.
they are both mares one is 9yr the other one is 3yr both came at a body score of 3.
They get a 10lb pat of alfalfa day in the am (each horse)
Mid day they get 1 full coffee can of strategy one full BIG coffee can of stock and stable sweet feed add to that suppliments from smart packs "smart gut" pellets and I scoop of cool calories.
Evening time same amount one big can strategy -1 full can sweet feed cool calories one scoop
Plenty of cool fresh water, a mineral and a salt block near the water tub
Basically they should tell you this when you get these horses but they NEVER Do that they are going to eat 4 timed what you fed your former quarter horse or paint and whatnot...... I go through 2 bags of feed every day with 4 horses total (plus one calf)
Good luck babe