So I started a thread on here about feeding a thoroughbred ( spelt right this time...lol) I have to admit I was going through a hard period in life and my horse suffered weight loss because I was unable to get the hay guy to bring our hay so I would get my own hay and also have someone else bring me food for my horse. I also didn't live close enough to see her everyday. Well I ended up moving my horse and in the process bought hay off a friend. So at the new place the horses got fed free choice hay and I would still supplement her when I could make it out to see her. Well I finally found a place for my horse five miles from where I live and the lady I board my horse with has all the horses, 6 total on free choice hay and my mare is getting fed rice bran, canola oil, her supplements and all the hay she can eat. She has been dewormed and her teeth have been done. Since being at the new place closest to me she has began to put weight on but not as much as I would like to see. At the new place she is alot happier, began to have more energy, and the people have been great emailing me with updates and getting her on a weight gain plan for her needs. My horse means everything to me and I love her to death I just want whats best for her. Being told I can't afford a horse or properly care for one hurts but we all go through tough times. I learned from it and am know in a way better situation and my horse is happy and that is the best that I can do. If there are any other helpful friendly suggestions that I might have missed that would be great. I have a written out food plan of what she gets but I have to get it emailed to me. I am trying and I know that I am not the only one with a TB that has weight issues and along with everyone else I am trying my best.
This is Hope when I first got her: ho.jpg
I've included some pictures to see the progress:
The first one is when she first came to the new barn. Hope 2011 001.jpg
This was last weekend.... Hope 2011 011.jpg