Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
WOW. Yep, you were right when you said they were obese; especially the second to last and last mares. I can't believe how fat they are on just alfalfa though! I think my filly needs to come live at your farm for a while...LOL.
Are you able to switch to just grass hay for the open mares and stallions? I'd say the weanlings, yearlings, and possibly the pregnant mares who are in their 2nd-3rd trimester could use the alfalfa, but obviously those girls are quite easy keepers and do NOT need all they can eat buffets of alfalfa hay otherwise.
The weanlings look like they need a good worming and a ration balancer or something.
No wonder the farm is losing money, with mares and stallions that fat and that many hooves to be trimmed. They probably don't really get good vet care either, with 100 head on the farm? Its a shame the farm owner doesn't realize what a pit he's dug himself into...
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