I'm still new here and finally got my pasture fixed enough to bring my daughter's horse to our property. She is in bad shape as by my standards of a horse's health and hope to get as much help and advice to get her back to a much healthier state.
Here are some pics I had my daughter send me today since it is usually dark by the time I get home.
First of her full cover then some of her hooves, which the farrier is coming at 8:30 am tomorrow to do an initial trimming. This is his first time seeing this horse, but says he has 20 years experience in the farrier craft...
Now onto the hooves...
I look forward to any and all advice... I have her a roll of Premium Coastal hay in the pasture and have been feeding her 1 qt of plain whole oats twice a day. She is 13 years old by what I'm told.
Thanks in advance...
On another note I wrote down the list from the vet kit thread and starting to build up that kit for the barn aswell.
Has this mare seen the vet? Sometimes health can cause the mare to resist gaining weight. Other than that thank you for giving this sweet lookin lady a new lease on life! She looks like a true diamond in the rough!
I'm waiting on my daughter to get the vet info from her recently ex husband so that they are the next visitor. He tried to say they gave the horses the shot and how expensive it was to have the vet out, but I told him I didn't care the cost because I want a check up done so I know where to start from rather than hear say.
Edit to add that they were feeding her 12% sweet feed and no hay. He just bought a roll of hay 2 days after I moved Jem from where he has the other 2 horses.
this is roadys daughter the owner of the horse and she is 12 years old and as u can see not in very good health i do not know the last time she saw the vet she was a breeding horse the last 7 years...
Guess we should add that she was given to you at the beginning of last summer? correct?
Thank you for getting her out of that situation! Poor girl! She is in no condition to be raising babies!
As for feed i would make sure she has good hay 24/7. Grass that grows during the winter has no nutritional value. As for feed i would feed her a mix of a high quality feed (not sweet feed. Its terrible for them.) and beet pulp. The feed i use on my Thoroughbred whom is a hard keeper i 1 1/2 a scoop Dumor Equistages 2 times a day. The beep pulp is GREAT for gaining weight in animals.
Just, so I get this straight, you rescued this horse from your daughter and her ex husband?
Oh boy, Good for you. I would have a vet out immediately for vaccinations at the least. I would also discuss a weight gaining program. As it was mentioned before, you never know if there may be an underlying issue that is preventing her for gaining weight. Have the vet pull a fecal to check for worms.
Again, good for you for taking on this project. Please keep us updated.
Ok. Thanks for clearing that up. Still interesting though.
My daughter and her son( the superman in the pics with Jem) moved in with me during the fall as she was going through the divorce which was final this past Monday. We moved into this property at the 1st of this year. Jem was in the pasture directly behind my property where the other 2 horses still are. We (myself and my 2 daughters Alicia and Amber) worked diligently to get the pastures cleared and fencing repaired/replaced so we could get her horse over here. She was going over there ever morning and night since we moved here feeding hers and his just to make sure they are fed.
Now our focus is on getting her horse healthy instead of just getting it food.
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