Hi all! I just got a new 4yr old Thoroughbred mare, never been raced. She came 3 weeks ago from Oregon to Las Vegas. It's been a crazy 3 weeks for the both of us. I really need your help please!
Her 15 hour trailer ride here was stressful, when we got her to the new barn in Vegas she seemed ok. They fed alfalfa cubes only (which she hated) and one day a ranch hand was leading her out and she freaked out, reared and fell 3 times on concrete scraping her legs and hocks. Vet was called--she was ok just cut up. Then a few days later all of the horses at this stable get a horrible cough and cold---so she gets it too! Stops eating and her pastern was swollen from fall. So I decide to leave this stable and move to another facility.
She still has a cold so I call vet and he gives her the appropriate meds.
She has gotten much better, swelling gone, eating and acting happy.
My poor girl has been through so much and I need advice on how to feed her.
She was out on 100 acres of wet Oregon pasture (which gave her vertical cracks in her front hooves and rain rot) and was fed sweet feed in the pm.
At the barn they feed alfalfa 3 times a day. I had started her on Omelene 400 (pm only)and biotin for hooves. She will be ridden 5 days a week, she is greenbroke and I'd like to do humters in a year or so depending on her progress.
Can anyone recommend a good grain to keep her on? Is the Omelene 400 ok? She is a healthy weight currently. Thanks so much!