Join Date: May 2009
Location: Nakusp, BC, Canada
Hmmm, well after reading your posts and seeing the pictures.... well you say she is super thin right after winter, then that says your hay isn't of good quality or you are not feeding as much as you should. If this is how she appears when on pasture, then your pasture is inadequate. (too many weeds, over grazed, dried out perhaps? Remember bleached hay or grass has lost it's nutrients, if yellow. I am sorry but your horse is very underweight, and needs a serious feeding program. I have done quite a few rescues that look like your horse, and it does cost money to get them where they should be at in weight. I have to agree with the other posts, you can see every rib on her, her backend and tailhead scream poverty lines. I really think you should consider your horses welfare. She is not old at 15, but, she will age rapidly if kept in that condition. I had a rescue horse come to me at 25yrs old with no teeth, he could not eat hay, and within the year my vet scolded me that he was kinda fat. He lived to be 33yrs old. I am sorry, that sometimes the truth hurts.