Horse lost weight on 80 acres
Hello I am the proud owner of 7 horses, all are fat and happy except my newest one Shygirl, who was given to me because she had an extreme fear of people and severe anxiety which is getting better now that she has been here for a while. My horses are all on pasture. 5 are at my ranch 2 on a hill about 20 acres are fat, and 3 on permanent pasture(the harder keepers) but they look great and 2 are at my house on 80 acres. One I have to have the grazing muzzle on or keep her in a small pen because she founders when she gets to fat(which she is pretty fat right now in a small pen being fed 2 flakes of hay twice a day) but shy on the 80 acres is loosing weight, im feeding her our own grass hay about half a bale a day and also she is getting plenty of grass. Im going to worm her next week and see if she improves(she was wormed a month ago), I would feed her grain every day but on 80 acres with a pond she doesn't usually come in to eat unless she is very hungry(she isnt eating her hay I just checked its still up there in the barn). She is a little ribby and the top of her withers come out just a little, im not in very cold country so I don't think its from a 'hard winter' I was feeding her grain until she 'attacked' my little brother in the morning thinking he had grain. If she doesn't put weight on im wondering what the best thing to do would be(she already saw a vet who said she was healthy and her teeth were fine). Also im not currently riding the horse and I work with her about 3 times a week just getting her used to being around me and following small commands. Any suggestions to get her to gain some weight would be appreciated. Also looking for a high protein supplement for both my horses and my VERY high energy labrador retriever who runs all day everyday. Thanks :) im trying to attach a pic of her I took this morning(cant figure out how) of her in the rain although her ribs arent noticable in the pic.