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TWH - high/hollow withers, bad topline, thin, narrow back?

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        07-11-2014, 08:23 PM
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    Bad wolf, what part of KY are you in?
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        07-11-2014, 09:42 PM
    I'm about halfway between Louisville and Owensboro, not too far from the Fort Knox/Elizabethtown area. Middle-of-nowhere kind of place.

    Always nice to "meet" a fellow Kentuckian :)
        07-19-2014, 04:51 PM
    You don't live that far from me either, about an hour's worth of a drive.
        08-08-2014, 11:24 PM
    He isn't that poor. Muscle mass could be better. But weight isn't bad. Perhaps a few pounds won't hurt.

    Most horses I see here on this site are overweight. Too many hrs on an all you can eat pasture. And not near enough time under saddle earning their keep. I'm not in favor of free grazing. Health and nutrition is much easier to control when their diet is controlled.
        09-21-2014, 12:59 AM
    It's been about 3 months since my initial post, and he is like a whole different horse.
    His coat was so sun faded he looked bay - now he's looking blacker and blacker.
    He's put on about 50 pounds, still can use some muscle development, but looks much nicer.

    I'm attaching a photo that I captured from a video of him. It's from 2 days ago.
    The image quality isn't great, but I think you'll still be able to tell how far he's come.
    I'm also including one from 3 months ago for comparison.
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        09-21-2014, 02:03 AM
    I commend you for trying to find a solution. Better feed will definitely help and I own a QH mare that requires extra care due to her Cushings. (She is only 14) So, it definitely can happen to younger horses. The lack of muscle could be several things. I would definitely get a Vet check, somethings definitely not right. Best wishes and give us an update when you get some clear answers. I love to see the 'after' photos.
        09-25-2014, 08:00 PM
    I have 2 Walkers. Your horse is definitely too thin. While a Walker shouldn't have "a quarter horse ass" (as a Walker breeder called it) his ribs shouldn't be showing, either. His coat does look a bit shabby, which can also be attributed to a diet lacking in nutrients. Mine eat hay & 1 lb. 2x/day of Endurance (11.8)
        09-25-2014, 08:01 PM
    Wow- look at that shiny coat! I just saw your recent pictures. He looks a lot better! Good for you!
        09-25-2014, 08:48 PM
    Here's a photo I took today.
    Apart from the crooked halter, I'd say he's looking pretty good.
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        09-25-2014, 10:51 PM
    Looks great in the last pic :) to me anyways :)

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