because your suggestions have been really helping.
My mare is an easy keeper and currently overweight. I know this does nothing to help the situation.
She is free fed on a round bale with a NagBag (not ideal but it’s the only option where she’s staying) I also fed Hoffmans Maintenance with Farrier’s Formula.
I don’t agree with a “hotter” diet because it does nothing for her motivation and really only seems to make her spooky LoL
She does not care for racing or following another horse... She’s perfectly happy trail riding alone. The only thing that gives her “purpose” is chasing cattle and unfortunately I don’t have any to practice on. We have local sorting events during the winter and usually a cow horse clinic in spring that we attend.
She just seen the equine Therapists this weekend and I was told that it’s not physical.
Her hooves are in great condition and never had any issues brought up by her farrier, vet or therapist.
I’m working very hard on my body position and cueing at the correct time for the left lead. We’ve been doing long trotting, working on snappy transitions (walk, trot, walk, trot, lop, trot, etc).
We were able to work up to a full circle on the left lead and 3 strides out before we transitioned to a relaxed trot and continued our trail ride.
It probably wasn’t pretty but little by little we are working on it.