Kathee, She is going to be beautiful with some weight on her. Goodness, I would start her out on *small* amounts of quality grain, 2-3 times daily. Quality is what is important, and to start slowly since her prior diet is somewhat unknown. You can also add corn oil to her diet to increase her calories and fat....this works well in horses who have trouble keeping weight, or are poor eaters. Soaked beet pulp is a forage that is good at adding weight. Since it's not a grain, that may be a good idea. You can get beet pulp at most feed stores. It comes dried and lasts a long time. Even though she's just been dewormed, having a fecal count done on her might be a good idea to see what her parasite load is like. She is a very pretty mare, and you're a gem for taking her in! She will do fine, and in no time this will be a memory for her .
Kathee, She is going to be a beauty. I like using corn oil and beet pulp and I also like to add rice bran. Perhaps her teeth should be looked at too. Sometimes when a horse is in bad shape they have lacked proper dental care.
Kathee there is a product called Cocasoya Oil from Uckele's manufacturing. It is way better than corn oil or rice bran and cost a heck of a lot less with better results. You can have it shipped right from the company http://www.uckele.com/shopping/agora.cgi?product=efattyacid The 5 gallon jug will last one horse 6 months at a rate of 4 oz a day if you feed 2 oz to maintain than it should last you a year. If you decide to get this product get the pump with it. Along with this if you use a good vitamin & mineral mixture they will both help put the weight on her properly. She is a beautiful mare.
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