Problematic Horse to feed
Have a problem horse. She can't have grain because the fat in it makes her joints swell up and it becomes very painful for her. We also recently found that she has a sever stomach ulcer. She is being started on Nalox today to get rid of it. She is in a pretty low stress environment and isn't ridden hard usually walks around in the arena for an 45 minutes and trots for 5 for our therapy lessons. She is also being sponsored by a lady who rides her twice a week so she gets cantered for about 20 minutes twice a week. So in my book that's pretty moderate activity level.
She is fed 5 flakes of grass alfalfa mix hay a day and 3 pounds of E32 mineral supplement a day (what the bag says for her weight and activity range)
We are going to add oats to her diet for the extra calories today as well.
Has anyone else ever experienced a horse this hard to feed and take care of and do you have any advice on keeping her weight up other than more hay?