Well I'm very pleased to report that she's doing better than she has the last few winters, and way better than she did this summer. Its taking a bit of work, time and money but its so worth it.
A few of you have asked what I'm feeding her so I thought it was worthy of a post:
Three times a day she gets her "grain"... which is basically a big ole bucket of things mixed together, and is her main meal as she pretty much doesn't eat hay right now.
*everything she gets she's fed is 3x a day unless otherwise noted*
We start off with 5 cups of beet pulp, I add approximately 15 cups of water to the pellets. Although there is some information out there saying that the pellets don't need to be soaked I'm not comfortable trying that out for myself! Needless to say with our winters the bucket has to soak in the house, otherwise it ends up a big frozen mess.
Seabuck (click the link for more info) In the afternoon and evening feeds she gets 3/4 cup of corn oil.
Mikey for mentioning it on your blog, I had totally forgotten about the 'magic of rice bran'! :o Probably because I've never needed it before Cessa got this old.
Looking a little scruffy, but she just had her blanket taken off after wearing it for a looong time!
Not bad for a 30 year old TB mare, that was just officially retired to pasture pony 2 years ago (she had maybe 2 rides in the last 2 years) She's looking pretty good but I'm hoping adding that rice bran will fatten her up a bit more.