Join Date: May 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Thanks guys. We moved them just over 2 months ago now, and the drastic change in her weight has only occurred in the last couple weeks - she went from good to shadow ribs to protruding ribs in a matter of weeks.
I don't think she's getting enough hay. When we first moved, there were round bales 24/7. With all this rain, they changed pens and for whatever reason, the ranch hands are feeding morning hay and night hay. Which is REALLY ironic considering the round bales were absolutely terrible quality, and the hay they're getting now is fantastic - but maybe she's just not getting her share in?
I have a fly sheet on order, it's been such a god awful year our stores have been RAPED - we're lucky we even found bug spray!
She's definitely starting to pick some weight back up again, so I'm going to continue feeding her what she's getting now and start riding her lightly just walking and jogging, working on transitions so we keep it low energy but muscle building.
Thanks guys! I've never really experienced this before, as I said, with free grazers it's always a battle of the bulge and not vice versa!
I hope God tells her to smash her computer with a sledgehammer.