Originally Posted by Peetz
She looks really good! Weight wise, she looks fine there too. TB are not going to look like a QH, no matter how much foot you pour on them.
haha you havent seen the bloke that I just bought have you! Check him out in my dressage/project critique thread. He finished racing last October, is out in a bare paddock and gets 2 biscuits of meadow a day and a handfull of chaff and grain to keep him happy when the others get fed. And he has ROLLS! Can't wait to get him home!!
You're mare actually does look quite good weight wise. It may just take a bit of adjusting with feed but she should pick up quite well. If possible, get her eating away at a round bale of meadow hay. She should get as much hay as she can possibly eat at the moment. Also, I wouldn't bother hard feeding her if you're only doing it here and there it won't be making any impact. If you're feeding large amounts you can also run the risk of colic and founder so I wouldn't do it unless you can hard feed daily and preferably twice daily.