2 yr old TB filly - more body than leg, normal?
 
 

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    05-19-2013, 12:08 PM
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2 yr old TB filly - more body than leg, normal?

I bought this filly in the fall as a long yearling - she came to me underweight and with rainrot from withers to tail...obviously neglected (and I was NOT expecting that!)

She is now a good weight and doing well. She has a lovely trot (see video: ), but is strangely proportioned...her body is BIG, but her legs are not all that long, but are thick - almost like a warmblood. She stands right at 15hh now, strings to about 16hh, and turns 2 at the end of June.

Does she look normal to all of you - proportion wise? Anybody else have pics of their 2 yr old TB's? And any idea what's up with the belly??
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    05-19-2013, 12:19 PM
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She looks more like a yearling than a two year old. One of the awkward phases some go through growing up. The belly...hay? Worms?
What is she eating?
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    05-19-2013, 12:23 PM
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[QUOTE=deserthorsewoman;2558514]She looks more like a yearling than a two year old. One of the awkward phases some go through growing up. The belly...hay? Worms?
What is she eating?[/QUOTE ] She gets high quality alfalfa, 3 lbs of senior, and a high fat (25%) supplement (1lb) per day. Has been wormed regularly, but have not done a fecal...

And I agree with the looking more like a yearling...

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    05-19-2013, 12:49 PM
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That tail is awfully long to belong to a yearling.
     
    05-19-2013, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by CatrinaB87    
That tail is awfully long to belong to a yearling.
She's definitely 2 - double registered, so no question on age. Just isn't "looking" 2...and I don't know why
     
    05-19-2013, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by kadenandellasmom    
She's definitely 2 - double registered, so no question on age. Just isn't "looking" 2...and I don't know why
Have you owned her from the get go? There are some coming two year olds at my barn that I could have sworn were coming three year olds, so maybe she's just a runt? She is cute though.
     
    05-19-2013, 01:02 PM
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I was only asking about the owning from the get go due to maybe not enough feed in the begging, but then lost my train of thought as I often do!
     
    05-19-2013, 01:21 PM
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Definitely do a fecal.....you could be dealing with resistant worms.
What senior and fat supplement are you giving? There are big differences in quality, not always visible at first glance.
Is alfalfa the only hay you can get? Do you feed free choice? Other types of hay available, and if so, what? Is she EPSM/PSSM diagnosed, why is she on that fat supplement?
Did you have her teeth checked, she is starting to change them now and could have trouble.
     
    05-19-2013, 03:23 PM
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She was maybe underfed before so that is why she looks smaller

Good luck with her
     
    05-28-2013, 03:23 PM
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Looks just like my TB when I got him, the belly I would attribute to neglect, they get big hay bellies from eating all day and no excersize. She`s efinately a pretty girl, and lucky you found her. It`s highly regular to have a tb that age and size, you have to realise due to high grain intake and breed modification TB`s stop growing around 2-3, as warmbloods and QH`s stop at 4-5. That`s how they race them so young, they`re already finished developing. It`s definitely not natural yes, but keep in mind it is a purely man made breed. It wouldn`t hurt to have some fecal testing and blood work to make sure the hay belly isn`t bloating due to ulcers or parasite content, both of which are extremely common in TBs and can be very painful.
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