I got nothing. I’m only doing an update because it’s been a month, not because this mare has gained any weight. Ugh.
She’s still very “wired”. Even after our evening bonding session a couple of weeks ago, she’s very high-strung. She’s friendly towards me, but sometimes the simplest things get her going, head high in the air, trotting around the pasture like a grand prix dressage horse. It’s times like those when Sadie and Stride simply stand in the middle of her wild circles, watching her go, and probably wondering what the deal is.
She’s still being fed three times a day: 2qts rice bran pellets, 2qts rolled oats, 2qts hay pellets, corn oil, and plain yogurt. In the morning I also give her Weight Builder and Source – all soaked and mixed up into a really lovely mash that she dives into with gusto.
Wait, yogurt? No, I haven’t lost my mind. Yet. Doc suggested it for another horse, as a way to stabilize the bacteria in her digestive tract and hopefully get more nutrients into her body instead of letting them pass – even though that does keep the chickens happy. So I’m trying it on Lilo as well and hopefully… maybe… she’ll start putting on weight.
Oh, and on another note, I’ve been calling her Flo. It just slipped out one day and now I can’t seem to call her Lilo. I guess all I see is a tall, leggy red head who seems to say “Kiss my grits!” when she’s upset.
Conformational train wreck or not, this mare looks prettier to me every day. :)