Originally Posted by jaydee
Its hard to tell with that fluffy coat but I think she does look quite lean and I wouldn't work her too hard until she's put weight back on
I'm also now unclear about the amount of hay - if all she has is 4 flakes and that keeps her with hay in front of her all day she might not be eating properly - worth getting her teeth checked
If your round pen is sand I would put the hay in nets with rubber mats underneath them to reduce risks of her ingesting sand when she eats the hay
Something like Triple Crown Safe Starch forage might work well for her if you can't provide extra hay - damp it down and feed from a large tub
I'm also confused - you need to add the amplify to some other feed - and if you're not feeding anything else than you'd do better to buy a quality complete feed than to spend money on a supplement
round pen was straw, finished her a nice stall attached a few days ago and now eats from a bucket over rubber mats, she was eating from a net. She has been vetted, it was suggested we got rice bran or amplify (said she would be fine on her schedule without, but I asked if there was a way to get her weight up faster). Says she is also fine to work. And has been picking up weight since we got her. Mind you, we have had her 3 weeks.