Originally Posted by TbLover
OMG LORD HAVE MERCY that poor girl!!!!! How was she still alive? I shivered when I saw my boy before brining him home, I can only imagine walking up on a horse lookign like that, actually it so bad I don't think I could.
I know, right?!
Grace was in her mid-late 20's when they found her like that so it was extra awesome that she was able to recover. I had linked to a page showing what she looked like recovered but it was apparently removed due to being from Facebook.
If you want to see (and you have a Facebook), look up "Grace - the little horse with the big spirit" on FB and you'll see her looking (and acting!) fat and sassy.
Sadly, she died a few months ago from colic due to the rocks and sand that she ingested, while she was starving, trying to keep herself alive. :(
Anyway, that diet looks pretty good! I bet he's loving all that food!
You could probably even bump the beet pulp ration up a little more if you want. It's really great for putting the pounds on while being low in "the bad stuff".
I know that when my super easy keeping mare is looking "skinny" (aka "less fat"
) I'll add a pound (or two, when the weather tells me she'll be burning even more calories keeping herself warm) of beet pulp to her daily ration and she's back up to weight in no time. 3 pounds of BP probably wouldn't do anything but help your guy. :)
About the Strategy, are you feeding him the correct amount of it for how much he weighs now or his estimated healthy weight? I've heard that for for underweight horses, you want to be feeding them the feed ration for their healthy weight vs the weight they might be at now. So if he'll weigh 1200lbs healthy, you want to feed him the 1200lb ration of Strategy.
Of course, if you are feeding him for his healthy weight, ignore me! :)