11-30-2012, 12:23 PM
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Looks like you're going to have a nice horse!
Your mare does have some troubling drainage from her eyes. This has nothing to do with an accident. She needs vitamins, free choice hay, and a vet visit to determine what is best for her and check her for worms (VERY important to see what kind she has), she may also have an allergy (COPD) from hay. The way she is holding her tail is an indicator that worms are causing her discomfort and gas. Like said before a horse needing more weight won't get overly bloated just from hay, she needs to be wormed (MUST check to see which ones and get a plan), and then gradually exercised after she puts on weight to keep her from getting what is called a "hay belly". I would also put a mineral block out there, she is going to need the minerals to help her process/absorb/benefit from the hay you are feeding her.
(Just remember, have a vet check her worm content and kind, giving her the wrong wormer could do more harm than good. You can even take a fresh baggie to a clinic and get it tested for only around $15. They will then tell you what to use!)
Good luck with your new horse! She is cute!