Yeah, Callie gets plenty of hay which also varies on the weather/if she's cooped up in the stall or in the field. The BO has admitted in the past, which I just remembered now, that she isn't fully knowledgeable/experienced with draft crosses. She's extremely experienced with paints/appys/QH's. A long time ago she said she was talking to a nutritionist but I'm not sure if she still is considering when she originally said that Callie was growing like a weed and now she has stopped for over a year. I know draft crosses grow slowly but it's just strange. As far as her weight, she is only about... 900lbs? I keep using the measuring tape I have that gives a weight approximation but I always forget to record what it says. I can't remember if she had reach 845 or if it was 935lbs :/ I know, it's a big gap. Maybe if I make it out to the barn tomorrow I can try again. If not tomorrow, then definitely Monday.
I feel so useless haha. I haven't kept track at all about her feeding. I'm not sure about the percentages in it or the flax seed. The BO is nice but she has her moments and I'm afraid of questioning her. I've just always trusted her decision but I've been taking a stand the last couple months. For example, she likes everyone to use her two farriers so she gave me a hard time when I changed (she kept doubting and disagreeing with everything the farrier was saying) but I'm keeping the new farrier. I'll disagree with her sometimes because I'm so determined to bring Callie up the best way I can.
She looks good - not skinny or super fat. I might be able to ask for a change in her feed though.
How do you know what to feed a growing horse? I've always wondered that but was always too afraid to ask.
So what would you guys recommend in terms of how many lbs/times a day and best type of feed for a draft cross? What makes the brands such as Triple Crown good? (Sorry to ask so many questions. I'm genuinely interested).
I might even ask her vet so then maybe he can talk to the barn owner so she doesn't start interrogating me or getting mad at me for questioning her.
I included pictures just to show her weight/size... Ignore my mom and Blaze in the last picture. My mom wasn't very photogenic last week for those pictures. The other two are from the summer but nothing has changed except for her thick winter coat.