is she on a pasture or dry pen ? or box stall ? She will need an iodized mineral salt lick. She will need a large barrel for free choice water. What hay is available in your area ? look at hay, grass hay can be high in sugars , there is oat hay, barley hay, wheat hay. or combination of the 3 grains , and there is alfalfa hay which is lower in sugar. Is the horse fat or skinny ? bony ? does she have issues with her hooves ? or Tying up diseases ? You could get sr feed if the horse is underweight and any of the hays listed above. You can get hay cubes, hay pellets, chopped hay . Are you buying by the bale or the ton ? or the squeeze load ? I dont know your area at all. Maybe you can make a new post for people in your area.. example Type of feed for North Virginia ( or south or east or west) wherever you are located.. lol.
Also has she had her teeth floated lately? given wormer ? given yearly vaccines ? OH yeah and Biotin for the hooves, the other stuff is just surface and it does not really help. Its internal that matters. THe biotin should have 2 other minerals with it as they help with the absorption. Just look at the ingredients on the labels. I forget the other minerals names.
And if the house renters are not horse people, I would make sure they did not have access to the barn !!
Last edited by stevenson; 06-07-2013 at 09:23 PM.