Hi all, new here! Looking for a feeding recommendation- I’ve had horses before but I’m in new territory with this girl!
She is a 12 year old mini, 34" tall, and naturally long&lean. She’s had about 5 years of real hardship that make her “seem” older, and coming to me she’s fairly underweight. She eats and drinks mostly fine (only a little picky, and just slow to eat), but for what it’s worth, we’re in California where it’s stupidly hot all summer (MANY days over 100).
She’s been on Equine Senior and free choice alfalfa mix for about 4 months while a friend was caring for her until I could get her here, and she’s still pretty thin.
Just an aside (if it can influence your recommendation)- Flake hay is difficult for me to feed as I’m allergic and have to get creative to feed it and keep contact minimal. I’ve used alfalfa cubes in the past to avoid the issue. Would they be appropriate here?
She will be an only horse and she’s she’s so little, cost isn’t really a factor. Also I’m a stay at home mom, so time/convenience etc are no object either.
So! What would you start her on for feed/beet pulp/hay/supplements?
Thanks in advance!!!
ps- I will be having her teeth done as soon as she arrives, just before anyone throws that out there lol.