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  • My paso fino's stomach is so fat wju?

 
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    08-07-2009, 02:46 PM
  #11
Foal
He is obviously the gray.Pardon the one in the middle, she is the neglected horse that just came back from the trainer.
     
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    08-07-2009, 03:11 PM
  #12
Green Broke
Aww he's pretty! And I agree with sunny06, lots and lots of exercise.
     
    08-08-2009, 07:35 PM
  #13
Zab
Yearling
Why give any grain at all if he's fat?

Horses generally don't need any other food than grass/hay/straw if they get this in a good quantity and a good quality.
But since we ride them and don't always have enough hay or good enough hay, many might need more to keep them in shape and to mix vitamins/minerals with if they need it.
If the horse is fat, the first thing to remove is the grain. Take an analysis on the hay (difficult when he's on grass perhaps) and only give him extra minerals or vitamins if he needs them. Make sure he gets enough protein and so on too.
It's also important that the horse (almost) always has something to chew on, even if it's just straw. It keeps the stomach working and since horses stomachs arn't like ours, an empty stomach means acid that causes ulcars etc. More than 80% of the horses that's in stalls with saw-dust(or the like) instead of straw, and that doesn't have free acces to hay, has ulcers when they die (according to an investigation made by vets). Only 20-30% of the horses standing on straw had ulcars. Horses that has acces to something to chew on also feels better mentally and don't get bad habits such as ''swallowing'' air and so on. I'm just saying this since a lot of people see that the hrse is fat and cut down on all food, or just cuts down on the hay.
If the hay is too good for him (=fattens him), mix with straw.

Other than that, excersise. Ride much in walk but in tough terrain if you can and if he's not fit for it, slowly work up the time he can trot or gait. Work him on long-reins or walk with him. I wouldn't advice you to lounge since it wears a lot on the legs, and they're already under stress from his weight.
     
    08-09-2009, 09:43 PM
  #14
Foal
Thank you Zab I appreciate the information It was very informative.I will remember this.
     
    08-09-2009, 10:48 PM
  #15
Zab
Yearling
You're welcome :)
     
    08-17-2009, 12:22 PM
  #16
Showing
Cut down his feed, or use a viatamin/feed just for losing weight. I like Grow n' Win's feed, give him around a fourth of a scoop of that twice a day and he'll come around. Give him excercise as well, and lots of it. Give him a few good long canters a week if at all possible. I have a paso fino, he's a senior, (see Arthur under My Horses) and we use Nutrena Equine Senior to keep weight on and that works if you ever run into a problem like that. Invest in the supplements, they work!
     
    08-20-2009, 06:10 PM
  #17
Trained
Paso's are brilliant. I ride one down at my intructor's arena for a while after my lesson and she's great.

I myself have a gaited horse, although technically he's not a paso. He's a Peruvian, but not a Peruvian Paso. Vey confusing, but whatever. Same gaits. XD

They are like, the best horses. You'll be pleased with him.
     
    08-21-2009, 10:00 PM
  #18
Green Broke
^ The one in your avy? Yes, he's beautiful. Your's?
     
    10-12-2009, 12:42 AM
  #19
Foal
Hehe his legs look soo small under his big body. He's cute
     
    12-30-2009, 05:57 PM
  #20
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by SorrelHorse    
Paso's are brilliant. I ride one down at my intructor's arena for a while after my lesson and she's great.

I myself have a gaited horse, although technically he's not a paso. He's a Peruvian, but not a Peruvian Paso. Vey confusing, but whatever. Same gaits. XD

They are like, the best horses. You'll be pleased with him.
Peruvian Paso is a breed and Paso Fino is a breed.
Peruvian and Peruvain Paso is the same thing.
     

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