I have a 13 year old, Haflinger mare, who before winter hit was on a weight loss program (with exercise and slow feeder) and had lost enough weight that she was just over 1000lbs going into winter. Still a beast...
So December was cold, and January looks like its going to be a doozy as well.
I have my mare home for the first time (we had always boarded her).
I have been giving 2 armloads of hay a day, a good grassy mix.
With weather in the -'s for the high, I have been giving extra.
Now, we have 2400lbs of this years hay, and a 900lb bale of last years hay left for the remainder of winter. Being paranoid, I will be buying another round bale but would like to see what I can do to stretch out the hay I have.
She gets Sho-Glo as a supplement just to make sure she is getting all the nutrients and such.
Picture is from today. One of her favorite activies is digging for hay in our failed hay crops... under all that snow, oh so yummy.