I have a lovely 15.2hh 13yr old SB mare.
Last winter she was diagnosed with stomach ulcers, these were treated and went. She put on weight and was doing well all summer. Now, coming into winter she is starting to lose weight again.
She is paddocked 24/7 with a good quality thick winter cover (brand new a few weeks ago) with a paddock mate. She gets 2 kilos of rapid gain a day and 2-3 slices hay.
Millie gets ridden 3-6 times a week (she always gets at least one day off) usually at a walk and trot with maybe cantering and a small jump or two once or twice a week at most. She is a laid back beginners horse. If she gets too much sugar/grain she can go fizzy.
What do you suggest to help her put on weight? More hay? A supplement? Oil? Sugar beet? Copra?
I am happy to give her more hard feed and would like to give her more hay but her paddock mate is a fat pony and he shares her hay (but she will not let him touch her feed) and he does not need any more hay. I can't feed her in a different paddock as she gets uptight when away from him, stops eating and fence walks etc. Any ideas?
I doubt she has stomach ulcers again as she is on a probiotic to stop them coming back.
Please help me, I want my horse fat again.