Long story really. I got my mare she was under weight, around 750-775 pounds, it took a long time to get the weight on, she looked good at about another 125 pounds on.
I figured since she was so hard to get the weight on, she would always be tricky, apparently not because I noticed a slight belly (okay she looks pregnant when she walks towards you, belly swaying). I taped her and she's nearly at 1000 pounds!! And its all in her belly, no worms she's completely clean, and healthy.
So I need to get off at least 100 pounds, but everyone is like you can see her ribs she's underweight! No you can see "ribs" but you can't feel anything without digging your fingers in.
How do you feed a easy keeper? What should I go for in feeds? She only gets timothy hay and the minamum recommended amount of a 12% feed. If you want to see the feeds I can get look on Nova Scotia Co-op Feeds. I can get other brands but they are two or three times more expensive and I'm already paying $40 a bag.
Any ideas are welcome, and yes she coming back into work now but it's only light work, mostly walk trail riders for a hour with a little jog. No room or a safe place to do anything else.