I'm looking in to getting a companion for my Belgian, most likely a pony or mini because they are small and require less feed and space than another large horse would. One pony I've come across is just what I'm looking for but his owner states that he has slightly foundered. I have no problems with taking him on even though he has foundered in the past, I do however, have a few questions for you all...
- She states he can't be on grass, is this AT ALL, or could he for a few hours with a grazing muzzle if he doesn't get grain or much hay, thus limiting his sugar intake? At this point, we're getting a frost every night and the grass has all gone by and isn't lush or growing anymore.
- I'm sure she has him on a specific diet, but I'd like to do a little research of my own, so what kind of diet will he need to be on?
- She has him on a 4 week trim schedule for his hooves, is this normal for a foundered pony?
I've never had to deal with founder before and most of the information I'm finding on the web is very generic... I appreciate any all help.