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post #21 of 42 Old 03-28-2012, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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here is another pic of his feet .I think it shows his feet better for yall.Looks more like what you guys are saying he needs right?
Sorry I can't get him to stand square while tied.He has a touch of a.d.d when tied.

Excuse his skinniness we are working on that in another thread..lol..but for my info and for those who haven't seen the other thread what do you think of his weight here
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Yeah, his front feet are to steep. Back feet are close to being to steep but ok by the looks of it.

A lot of walkers are on the thin side, yours is slab sided and that's how most of them look. He is under weight but not by as much as you probably think so you'll have to quit comparing him to those QH's in the barn. What you need to look for is how much fat he has sitting on top of his ribs. If he has a nice pad between that and his backbone he's fine. Don't expect a big butt, broad back or a lot of padding over the sides of those ribs.

Get that roll of fat going over his ribs and muscle him up and you'll see a different horse. Just don't put him side to side with a QH!
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Yeah, his front feet are to steep. Back feet are close to being to steep but ok by the looks of it.

A lot of walkers are on the thin side, yours is slab sided and that's how most of them look. He is under weight but not by as much as you probably think so you'll have to quit comparing him to those QH's in the barn. What you need to look for is how much fat he has sitting on top of his ribs. If he has a nice pad between that and his backbone he's fine. Don't expect a big butt, broad back or a lot of padding over the sides of those ribs.

Get that roll of fat going over his ribs and muscle him up and you'll see a different horse. Just don't put him side to side with a QH!

There is meat on his ribs.His hips stick out alot and that was my concern..i will talk with the farrier in a few weeks..Thanks
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Hips sticking out is just part of his build, when you build up his butt muscles it wont be so noticeable but will still be there.
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Yeah, his front feet are to steep. Back feet are close to being to steep but ok by the looks of it.

A lot of walkers are on the thin side, yours is slab sided and that's how most of them look. He is under weight but not by as much as you probably think so you'll have to quit comparing him to those QH's in the barn. What you need to look for is how much fat he has sitting on top of his ribs. If he has a nice pad between that and his backbone he's fine. Don't expect a big butt, broad back or a lot of padding over the sides of those ribs.

Get that roll of fat going over his ribs and muscle him up and you'll see a different horse. Just don't put him side to side with a QH!

Thank you for posting this.. My TWH needed a little weight on her but my husband keeps saying she is too skinny.. She looks to be next to his hoss of a QH.. I agree she needed a little more groceries when we brought her home 3 weeks ago but I think she is looking better.
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I went and got some rice bran. Everyone around here says it helps alot. Get the stabilized kind. It last longer. It was about $30 for a 20lb bag
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Bama has a similar build to mine.
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Yeah she does. :) I wish I had a picture with me to post that wasn't behind the gate.

FYI, her hips stick out too..
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post #29 of 42 Old 03-30-2012, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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does she have prides generator in her lines.. apparently I've heard that that is a big feature in alot of the PG horses and mine has PG on both sides unfortunately
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My older one doesn't have a bit of generator in his line and looks that way!

We started using rice bran last year, it does help put weight on and it really shines up their coats.
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