Originally Posted by ohmyitschelle
I have a mare who is very obese and is being monitored with what she eats. At the moment it's just gone into autumn here and Honey is getting just grass and a slither of hay to help her with her weight loss. She is sore presently so I cannot ride the weight off of her.
I'm normally a person who hard feeds to ensure my horses get their supplements. I usually feed magnesium, seaweed meal, and garlic namely over winter, as well as hay. However I'm down to the one horse, who has presently not been getting her supplements as I'm not hard feeding her.
I'm just a little curious how I can administer her supplements this winter. I know she will not need daily hard feeding, and will do well on just hay all winter as she's an incredibly good doer (the type who inhales the smell of spring grass and gains 5 kgs ) I am aware I can add her selenium dose to her water, but I'm not so sure how to feed the powdered supplements to her without being added with chaff.
Is it possible to?
Thanks in advance :)
When you say sore are you talking about her feet?..........if so then absolutely no grass period.
.........I would be looking for a hay low in sugar and feeding her and feeding her only 2% of her body weight (likely to be about 20 to 25 lbs).......in 4 smaller meals a day.......as far as supplements go you can put them in a cup of wet beet pulp.........no grain, or grain subsitute either......just plain old hay.