Rowan is a mare who is approximately 12 years old, all black except for a big star and a snip. She is extremely emaciated (BCS 1), so to prevent refeeding syndrome, she is being given a pound of alfalfa every four hours round the clock. This morning, she greeted her 2am feeder with nickers, and seemed rather surprised and pleased that she was being treated so well. The amount of hay Rowan is receiving will be slowly increased over the next 3 weeks as she moves closer to her target weight. She was seen by Dr Renner last night, who gave us precise feeding instructions and took a blood sample to be tested. We are optimistic that we will be able to manage her care through this crucial period, and that Rowan will start putting weight back on very soon.