I recently was given a very beautiful and healthy 14 year old TB mare(That, may I add, I have quickly fallen in love with
When she was at her old home, she was on grass 24/7 and wasn't being given food. So when she went to the barn that I ride at to be refreshed, she was put on 1/4 of sweet feed and slowly moved up to 1/2 scoop senior feed. She also had hay when she was in her stall, but she didn't get grass when she was out because the round pen she went out in didn't have any grass in it, so she got hay then too. Now that she is home with me, she was slowly bumped up to 3/4 senior feed to help her put on weight.
I started noticing that her poop wasn't as solid as it was, and she was peeing a lot, but it was rare when I saw her drinking. I thought it was just her getting used to the different senior feed (She gets Nutrena safe choice senior feed). Well, several weeks later and no change. She is on the same water as the barn is, so I don't know what could be doing it other than the feed. My older mare is on the same feed and she is fine.
My other two mares are not in the same fields because one can have hay but the other two can't, so they are separated. I am trying to come up with a way to keep them together (one being separating them while my TB eats hay and letting them together afterwards)
I apologize for this being soo long but I an trying to type every detail I can think of, because goodness knows what it could be, or if I even should be worried about it. Thx if you read through this far