We are looking at getting a pony down the road (in a few months). My son wants to show more and my daughter just wants to sit on anything with 4 legs. I have not had a pony in YEARS. I hear allot about ponies foundering and other food related issues.
Assuming we will be getting a healthy little pip squeak how do we keep it that way? It will be on coastal hay and.........feed suggestions? We get deliveries at my barn from the local Banks Mills dealer and that is what my horses are on. Would a low starch feed be what I need to look into or just putting it on an alfalfa cube ration could keep it in good shape?
It will get ample exercise since it will be ridden by my two children and my friends children if they ever want to and on turn out in the paddock with my other two horses.