Lots of you know my mare is bred. She's just under 100 days. That's only 3ish months.
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?