Help a pregnant mare gain weight?
I may be purchasing a pregnant mare who was starved over a period of time. The owner who is fostering her until someone buys her (hopefully me) has been putting some weight on her. Her ribs aren't as easy to see though her hip bones you can't miss.
I feed my two horses I have now sweetfeed 10%.
The gelding who is way overweight isn't mine and I feed him 1/2 scoop.
My mare on the other hand is feed twice daily 1/2 scoop since she is coming off of being sick and having no coat, she is slowly getting off and onto the 1/2 until I start riding again.
Of course that isn't all they get, there is free choice of hay until that is all ate, by then the green pastures will be full. They right now run on 5 acres but by the end of spring they will be on 20 acres.
If I get this mare will I need to get her a mare supplement or senior feed? I am doing a lot of research before I take this girl into my hands.
So any information would be helpful, experiences with pregnant underweight mares. Oh, and the owner now says the mare is probably due sometime in late June or August.
I can post pictures later if needed.