at my self, and them. i was put on bed rest because of life and death pregnecy. my husband started a job out of town so i had to rely on a friend to feed my horse for me. becuse it was getting into the negs i put a blanket on her. If you tryed to slip your hand under it she would lay her ears back and move away, and she would kick and nip if you went for the buckle. I pulled it off to do a full groom and make sure it wasnt hurting her she pulled the blanket of the rack a few times so i put it back on her and she was happy. She likes having it. As the last two months of my pregnecy got worrse i stoped going down there. My pregney ended end of january, but because of internal damage i was still on bedrest. I feel fine now and weather has been warm so i went down and took the blankit off. she is skinny. you can see her ribs, and what little mussle she had on her back is gone. My friend was light feeding her i belive and at the same time the other "friend" that has been having fits about the skinny horse and bad shelters didnt bothre to let me know. I shouldnt be doing any work yet but i dont care. I pulled all my feed tums and placed them in diffrent spots in her pen then used a full bail filling all of them up. Gave her 1/2 scoop of beet pulp. I am mad at myself because i was to trusting and the horse paid the price.
That's a tough situation.
Don't you forget to take care of yourself! If you fail to take care of yourself, your horse will suffer in the long run. Its a terrible cycle.
Do not be so hard on yourself. You did what was best for you and needed to be done for the sake of you and your child. (I hope everything is okay...)
Your mare will recover and gain back the weight and muscle she lost.
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Its tough but once you get yourself back on track (and hopefully you will) your mare will be back to tip top shape in no time!
That sucks, but I wouldn't blame yourself for it - you were in an emergency situation, didn't have a choice but to trust someone & it turned out badly.
I am so sorry for your loss. You need to take care of yourself, first and foremost.
Please don't beat yourself up-it's not your fault your friends didn't do as they should. I'd bring it up to them and point out the weight loss you noticed in your horse. Take care of yourself, and your pony!
You had to take care of yourself. I think you're being too hard on yourself. You're horse may have lost a some weight, but that can be fixed. Your friends did a favor by coming and taking care of the horse when you couldnt. I think you should be grateful to have good friends who would do that for you. I'm sure it wasn't the most convenient thing for them to do. I would thank them for their help and up your horse's feed.
[QUOTE=speidel;1935271]the other "friend" that has been having fits about the skinny horse and bad shelters didnt bothre to let me know.QUOTE]
Are you seriously complaining about how I didn't tell you that you're mare was loosing weight? Before you make me look bad, maybe you should explain the whole thing.
You asked me to feed her at first. You instructed me to feed her a certain amount of hay, which was not enough. Your reasoning was "still messing with the grain and supplement rations, this will mean she won't need as much hay". After she continued to lose weight, I upped her hay. Yes, I did that without your permission, but when you confronted me, I didn't deny it. After that, you got your other friend to feed her instead of me. If he is following your directions, that is why she is loosing weight. I mentioned it to you text once or twice, and your responce was the same "still messing with the grain and supplements".
Hmmmm, interesting, would this have anything to do with Animal Control on your case OP?
*headdesk* not again....
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