Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
• Horses: 0
That is a huge bummer on her not fitting in her shelter.
With our southeast weather being so psychotic, I think it might be prudent to have a lightweight waterproof sheet on hand in case you get cold rainy nights or you're far enough north for spittin' snow.
She's underweight anyway, so for now as someone else suggested, keep her full of quality hay. If the boarding barn limits her hay intake, I would be buying my own hay, keep it at home (so it doesn't get stolen) and carry hay to her.
Horses need 1.5 to 2% of their DESIRED weight in forage, daily. Forage bing grass and/or hay. You can put the hay in an empty shavings bag, then weigh it on your bathroom scale to be sure she's getting enough.
Until she "stabilizes" for lack of a better word, feed her hay 3-4 times daily if at all possible.
If her living conditions aren't satisfactory, this forum has a handful of folks in Florida who might be able to help you find a quality boarding barn:)
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I CAN'T ride 'em n slide 'em. I HAVE to lead 'em n feed 'em Thnx cowchick77.