I currently lease a 21yr old Thoroughbred, who's in light work (only ridden one or twice a week for no more then a hour). During summer when the grass is insane, she keeps helself at a good weight, but now that it's coming to winter I know [from last year] that she drops her weight almost instantly. I've already started rugging her, and am feeding her hard feeds one a day containing:
1 chaff, 2 lucerne, 1/2-1 gumnuts, and 1/3 a cup of equisoy.
She seems to be maintaining a decent weight.. BUT I was wondering if anything had any opions of hay pellets.. I've read some online forums about them and have heard that they are great for hardkeepers.
She's paddocked 24/7 with access to stables for shelter, but doesn't seem to held her weight.. Help? :)
Also, here's a photo of herself and I at a show last weekend in a lead Thoroughbred class! :) (Just so you can see her current condition..)