05-22-2014, 11:49 PM
| || | I just saw your picture just before I posted this...
Didn't you just do a thread and posts about this same horse and same issue a few weeks ago...I sure remember seeing this picture and her name and, and, and...reading advice from many posters...
Your mare is not that bad in weight to size proportion. I expected a skinner with how I took your writings...she needs a small amount of weight to finish rounding her off.
She is a Thoroughbred you said...she may never be fat, round and chubby looking but always resemble lean and lanky...it truly is healthier for her to not be a roly-poly wad of fat.
At some point you need to start to work the horse so they use those muscles and not be a couch potato of mush.
The "feeding" only 1x a day the grain...same amount needs broken into several feedings if this is what you can manage.
You also need to feed more calories in than out to get weight on any animal...and vice versa to lose weight.
Coastal hay is about the lowest in nutritional value you can feed...the fact she has a unlimited supply is a great help to compensate for what it lacks in nutritional values.
Wrangler feed...never heard of it. I just looked it up...
Is this what you are feeding???
It is a supplemental feed for goats, cattle, horses and sheep who live on pasture...not daily grain fed all by itself but used with another feed that compensates for what is lacking in the diet... you need to know what is lacking before just pushing this or that or you can cause more harm than you realize...like death.
Do you realize there is not one review of any kind about this product...that should clue you in...
- WRANGLER ™ 12 Pellet livestock feed
- Dietary supplement for horses, cattle, goats and sheep
- Feed as directed
- As with any new product, introduce slowly over 7 to 10 days
- Crude protein: Min 12.0 %
- Crude Fat: Min 2.5 %
- Crude Fiber: Max 30.0 %
- Calcium: Min 1.4 %, Max 1.9 %
- Phosphorus: Min 0.4 %
- Salt: Min 1.0 %, Max 1.5 %
- Potassium: Min 0.6 %li>Copper: Min 5 PPM, Max 15 PPM
- Zinc: Min 80 PPM
- Selenium: Min 0.1 PPM
- Vitamin A: Min 3,000 IU/Lb
You need to do some research, reading and educating of yourself about feed for horses. I'm positive for what this must cost you you can get better products. If you buy from Agri Supply they do have other offerings for horses that won't cost you a fortune and will be better for your horse. This "store" is the only place I see carrying this brand when I googled it...
You say you are in Florida...is there no Seminole or Southern States dealers near you? They offer feed for horses, specific to horses needs at ridiculously cheap prices. Florida is a huge feed mill business...most of them also sell horse feed in 50 pound bags cheaply...
I think you need to change your feed being offered, feed several small meals a day of that feed and supply a better hay if you really want her to blossom more...she isn't doing badly...but she could do better. Maybe...she is a lanky Thoroughbred.