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        09-09-2009, 07:41 AM
      #11
    Yearling
    Aww, isn't he just adorable?.. In the first picture, he looks like he's wearing mascara. His legs are just too cute, they're so long and skinny.
         
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        09-09-2009, 09:15 AM
      #12
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Gidji    
    Aww, isn't he just adorable?.. In the first picture, he looks like he's wearing mascara. His legs are just too cute, they're so long and skinny.
    haha I know, I hope he will be nice and tall!

    As for mom being too skinny, she's not. No matter how fat this mare gets, you can always see her ribs. We have had her for a few years now (probably 3) and even after she stopped racing before she was bred, she was on stall rest for a year. She had hay and feed every day and she was so fat she could barely get through the stall door!!!! But you could still see her ribs. She's just built that way
         
        09-09-2009, 10:06 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    I have to disagree. I know what you're talking about, I've seen a number of Thoroughbreds with that same body type, but I'm not speaking about her ribs. You can see her bones all through her spine and her hips. Her hide is stretched gaunt, and it's obvious she needs more food. If she looks this way all the time, I'd advise calling a vet because regardless of body type, that mare is bone rack thin. A belly doesn't mean anything, it means the nutrients aren't going to the right place. And the fact that her foal is so thin only confirms that.
         
        09-09-2009, 10:56 PM
      #14
    Yearling
    Shes got free everything. So whatever she so chooses to eat or not is up to her. She has always looked this way. We have many horses that look this way. She's not a TB either, so therefore she's not built like one. All of our horses are in good health, and are seen by vets regularly.
         
        09-09-2009, 11:04 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
    That's a pretty ignorant attitude considering the foal is underweight as well. And if a number of your horses look this way, have you ever stopped even briefly to consider it may be something you're not providing?

    Why do people get so defensive over this? Why do you feel it neccesary to just flat out defend your actions without considering there may quite possibly be a problem since the foal is skinny to? I'm not trying to call you a bad owner, I'm just trying to encourage looking into the issue since it's not normal. There are plenty of feed options available for hard keepers, especially hard keepers having foals.
         
        09-09-2009, 11:20 PM
      #16
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MacabreMikolaj    
    That's a pretty ignorant attitude considering the foal is underweight as well. And if a number of your horses look this way, have you ever stopped even briefly to consider it may be something you're not providing?

    Why do people get so defensive over this? Why do you feel it neccesary to just flat out defend your actions without considering there may quite possibly be a problem since the foal is skinny to? I'm not trying to call you a bad owner, I'm just trying to encourage looking into the issue since it's not normal. There are plenty of feed options available for hard keepers, especially hard keepers having foals.
    im not being ignorant. Trust me, I am anything but. I am simply telling you this is how she is built. Could she use a few lbs? Probably. But a number of the STB racehorses are built this way. Come spend a few days around the track and you will see that. Did I mention she had a broken coffin? Probably not, I havnt talked about her much..... anyway, she had a broken coffin bone and was let stand for a year to heal. Anyway, she still limps, which is probably why she is a tad thinner than usual. She now also has a foal. Stress will cause lack of weight gain. Anyway in a week or 2 she is being nerved, so she will probably put on a little more weight after that is done.
         

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