I have been wanting to post about this next issue is my ever skinny horse. WTH??!! why can't I get weight on my horse? I feel though that I am living the definition of insanity. You know the one that goes something like "repeating the same actions and expecting different results". That would drive the sanest of us crazy and God knows I am not all there to begin with. So since my knowledge of a hard to keep scrawny thoroughbred is next to nil, I have relied on the help and experience of others. That approach has been well ummmm, well, I am here talking about how it is failing right? Yeah it has gone just that well. So I was told to feed purina equine senior and free choice hay. Since weight gain doesn't happen over night I have taken the watch and see approach. When I didn't see enough gain I would increase the amount of feed. hmmmm see where this is going? Kind of like a dog chasing it's tale. So I am out on a mission to find a solution for my underweight love. So here is my next plan of action and I am up for opinions but please I really would appreciate opinions that you have seen work first hand. I really don't want to go through more guesses. I plan to have the vet out but I asked him last year about it and he never really gave me any solid answers(I am not the happiest with my vet but he is the only equine vet near by). So back to my plan of action. I am currently in the process of changing him over to Strategy, I am also trying to find a local place that carries the ADM mineral buckets. Along with a fecal test. I was also told to feed alfalfa cubes and beet pulp and even some rice bran. So that is where I know to start. I really want to find a solution to this problem that we continue to struggle to fix.
And I am not going to even get started on the money frustrations. It seems everyone wants our money and not to mention fuel prices, ugh.