Okay I have posted these before.. But here I am again because I still don't completely understand lol.
I now only have two horses left. Well one horse and my nieces pony who I am taking full care of. The pony is a little underweight where it was in with so many other horses and they were beating up on him and not letting him near the hay. Now all the other horses have been sold and since my 6 year old niece is the only one that will ride out of my brothers kids he kept him for her and I told him I would take care of him and handle all his bills.
So more info on Jack the pony. He is a 9 year old, Shetland cross, About 40 inches. They didn't grain their horses and I haven't put him on any grain yet because I honestly don't know what to feed a pony (or rather how much).
Blue Eyes is my 8 year old Paint mare. She is 14.2hh and I think a good weight but I would like to maintain her weight. Right now she is getting three lbs of Legends Show and Pleasure (what the guy I got her from was feeding) in the am and pm. I continued her on this until I could find a better feeding program for both of them.
They have 24/7 access to hay, water and a salt block. The hay isn't great. It's what people around here call "cow hay". I don't have access to any other hay, my dad buys it so I have no choice there.
I am local to a Tractor supply store and my local feed store carries SOME legends feeds. Mostly Southern states feeds but I haven't had any luck with those.
Both are hand grazed about an hr or two a day. Both are ridden roughly 4 times a day for about 30 mins to an hour.
Pictures for reference.
Can't really tell in the pictures but Jack backbone is slightly sticking up. And I can see 3 ribs on each side slightly.