Heather came to us at the same time as Lance. You can see the terrible condition she was in when she arrived. What you can’t see is that she had a newborn foal on her as well.
I was very concerned about her health and the amount of feed to ration her. It’s a very fine line between feeding to fatten and feeding to founder. Keeping in mind that founder can occur as much from lack of feed as it does from overfeeding. Fortunately Heather is tough old bird, and both her and the foal went from strength to strength very quickly. In fact, Heather is still with us 6 years later at the ripe old age of 27yrs. And, it doesn’t look like she’ll be leaving us anytime soon!!