putting weight on a horse, how-to?
I am in the process of purchasing a second horse. I will be paying for her over a 3 month period. Unfortunately I cannot afford to just pay in one lump sum right now so not an option. I must board her on the sellers property and pay board fee plus the payment until she is paid for.
The seller has several horses and times are rough, I believe the horse is not getting quite enough food, she looks to my inexperienced eye as if she has lost weight, every time I go to visit her she acts hungry, all the horses run up to me,
(to be fair I am usually there around what is probably close to their feeding time).
I am trying to drop off an extra flake of alfalfa and was going to add some supplements.
My first horse and love is boarded and an easy keeper, she is too fat and I have to be careful of keeping her supplements low carb etc..so I am clueless
Is there a potential harm if I give this horse too much or too soon. Would an extra flake of alfalfa and a couple scoops of integrity and omega horsehine a day be helpful??
I am trying to be careful to not offend the seller who I know really cares about her animals but I want my horse to be healthy. How long does it take to get around 40 pounds on a horse?
I forgot to add she is a 9 year old, 14.2 hand mare
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Last edited by newbierider; 10-31-2010 at 11:41 AM.
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