- Trailer is getting new tires so we can take him in to the vet
- 6c All Stock is now replaced with 4c Ultium mixed with 2c All Stock while I pick a new feed
- We're getting the tractor hauled over tomorrow to move a round bale out
- Picking up a mineral block tomorrow when I go to the feed store (Will also price hay pellets then)
- Have a call in to the Ag Office about grass testing
I looked up some more about body condition, and I prefer the 1-9 scale rather than the 1-5 scale so I don't have to figure out fractional values.
I'm thinking on the 1-9 scale, he's a strong 4.
With the adjustments on his diet, like adding the mineral block, I think that might be just what he needs to put him in the ideal range without overshooting and making him too fat, especially getting him working again.
I did some reading on some exercises to start him on to start building muscle before we start riding again, and what I've found so far suggests lots of transitions between gaits, and cavaletti.
Does that sound reasonable?
For a 14.2hh horse, what would be the appropriate distance to space the poles (for starters)?
I've found suggestions for everything from 3-5 feet for a trot, and 9-12 feet for a canter.
He can do a running walk, but he actually has a very nice trot.