OK so I've had horses for pretty much my whole life and Magic's not my first TB but she IS my first YOUNG TB so I'm not quite sure.
She has been doing well but with the grass dying off for summer she dropped weight... I got her back up to good weight then she injured herself and dropped weight again.
She's UTD on vax/worming/sand clear, has a very sensitive gut and can't handle too much grain-based feed. Coat is magnificent, short soft and shiny, but a bit bleached/sun damaged on her topline already [that's magnesium deficiency, we do normally suppliment it... I will pick some more mag supp up when I visit the feed store tomorrow].
I've just started keeping cottons on them - they have a few hours a day nekkid but that's usually early morning/late afternoon when the sun's not so harsh. So hopefully their coats will come good soon.
Monty looks awesome and is still picking up, soon I'm going to have to restrict his access to the hay!
Magic, however, looks like this [apologies for the size, and my messy shed!]:
I don't like seeing ribs in photos of my horses. If you can see ribs in PHOTOS... horses always look in healthier condition in photos, less fat or less skinny.
So I thought I'd ask.
She gets presently;
free choice high quality oat hay [the hay of choice here especially for hard keepers]
oat chaff x2 scoops, approx 300g/scoop [to bind her feed, as she has free access to oat hay so doesn't need bulk chaff]
1/2 flake alfalfa hay/day [to suppliment her protein and calcium, and darken her coat; cheaper than feeding alfalfa chaff]
600g-ish AV Total grower and weaner pellets [she can't have too much grain-based feed and G&W is almost entirely grain-based]
Unsure of the weight but 3L dry volume of flaked feed lupins, soaked
extra magnesium suppliment
Black Oil Sunflower Seeds
Flaxseed oil, unsure of amount
1x 5g sachet Bute [for her injured leg]
All this once a day. Total feed volume is around 20L [the bucket is 25 or 30L] plus hay volume/weight, total feed weight is heavy!
I can up anything except the grower&weaner, just let me mention that the lupin ration she gets is FOUR TIMES the lupin ration of any of the horses at work and one of those is a very hard keeper in full work! I'm feeding very high legume rations and not much grain rations because she is a sensitive little flower in her tummy, and I battled for 2 or 3 months to get the PH under control with a special, very expensive pellet. She shows no signs of ulcers other than the hard to keep thing, but that could easily be a young injured growing TB thing.
This is a new ration, just recently increased because she wasn't gaining weight. I just wanted thoughts.
The weights I'm not sure of, I can check up on tomorrow. 1kg=2.2lb roughly.