She's fat, heavy, obese. (Shhh...don't want her to hear)
I'm concerned about the extra weight of the pregnancy, her weight right now, and do NOT want her to founder. But she gains weight by breathing, I swear! Its uncanny!
Michigan has a horrible drought going on. We have no pasture. Its either dirt, or dead.
She gets approximately 2-3 flakes of hay a day. (Off of a 50/60 pounds square bale.) 1 cup of grain just because I feel bad graining my other horses and not her.
She's mostly on pasture, comes into her stall when its super hot, humid, sunny or when we haul to a show.
I had limited her exercise until now because we got off to a rough start in her pregnancy. Her cervix wasn't closed all the way and I wanted to be sure she would not abort when being ridden/worked with. I was very over protective.
Now, he cervix is closed, she's in good health and after she gets her 3 month shot, I'll be able to take her to shows. Which means, lots or riding and exercise. She's started on lunging, but it hasn't been long enough to see results. I try for 20 minutes a day right now.
Am I overreacting about her weight right now? What else can I do to drop her weight?