Originally Posted by mammakatja
I have a 30 year old TW that is a hard keeper. Two years ago he lost a lot of weight over the winter only to go into our nasty TX drought. I started him on soaked beet pulp and Strategy. You can't overfeed beet pulp and that combined with a reputable feed brand should do the trick. I like the LifeDesign feeds too like ClaPorte432 mentioned. Haven't used their senior but I've used LifeDesign Prime. Their pellets are actually a little softer than Strategy and I know this probably sounds weird but the Prime smells so good! ;) I'm sure the senior is even softer and it is just slightly higher in fat. Good luck with her. I bet you'll have her back to herself within 6 months. Poor girl.
I got a QH mare, 16, about 300lbs underweight, in March this year. 30 days later she was almost up to weight. She was on oat straw only, so getting the calories in her was a bit tricky to avoid digestive upset. I started with adding about half a flake alfalfa twice daily, going up to a full flake after about 10 days, and fed her also Life Design Senior. Not much, about 3 lbs a day, along with replacing the straw with Timothy/orchard hay free choice and still the alfalfa. I was very surprised to see her come back so quick. She was shedding out quickly to a very shiny summer coat. Posted via Mobile Device