Originally Posted by manca
Thanks everybody. I tried to give her free choice hay, but in time hay was everywhere in the stable... Anyway we got new hay this week and it looks much better than the previous was. Thankfully this year we will have enough our hay and it won't be necessary to buy some lousy hay... :S Horses loves to eat that one much more :)
I was thinking before about cutting out the oats, but I wasn't sure if it is necessary for her. I'll definitely give her more beetpulp. And spring is slooowly coming so they will be able to graze a lot.
I'll do some research about the brands, I know Dodson and Horrell, and few others but I have to check in the shop...
I had a terrible time with my 24 year old last year and tried everything and this is what I learned:
I give her Safe Choice Feed by nutrena 1/2 scoop, 1 scoop of Alfalfa Cubes and Focus Sr supplement. THIS DID WONDERS....she also has free hay choice, just a basic harmathia roll...but it put weight on her like nothing else. If you don't have safe choice in your area, find a feed like it- it is a 14% feed with 7% fat. This is an older arabian who is constantly ridden, so naturally she is hard to keep, but this has done wonders for her. I tried beet pulp myself for her and it didn't seem to work, but this definitely has!