I posted this in the Nutrition section as well, but would like advice from mini/pony experienced people!
I'm looking into getting a mini/pony... He's 48", so not a mini, but small enough that mini lovers can help me!
His owner says he previously foundered "slightly" and they have since kept him off grass completely. He is on a sweet feed though which I find odd and negates keeping him off grass... anywho... I'm still interested in giving him a home even though he has foundered in the past.
I plan on putting him on a low carb/low sugar pelleted feed, that I currently feed my draft horse, because he too needs a low carb/low sugar diet. I may even take him off grain all together and give him a min/vite supplement instead and then provide him with good hay.
That being said, if I do make these changes to his diet, would it be possible, with the use of a grazing muzzle, to allow him in the pasture for a few hours a day with my draft horse? The purpose of getting the pony is to provide my draft with a companion. I do also have a dry lot that I use at night and in the winter/spring.