Join Date: May 2011
Location: Asherville, Indiana
For anyone who asked or suggested it, she's always had access to a salt block. And like I already said, the vet wormed her weeks ago. He got a sample from her droppings to find out what she had and got it taken care of. She's worm free, gets hay every night, a salt block, and good portions of grain.
She is close to the size of my Appaloosa, who is about 57" tall. I'd say Lily is 56" but I need to measure her to be sure. I'll take some more pictures, all her winter/baby coat is gone except for some on her legs and I just need to scrub it and it'll fall off it's barely hanging on. Her chest and hindquarters are filling out (not broadening just getting nice and round and muscular). A lot of people on here think she's a QH but I just don't see it. Maybe I don't know my stuff well enough but she's not broad at all in the chest or hindquarters. She's real slim and sporty, and I know she's only 2 but she'd have to thicken up A LOT to look like any QH I've ever seen. Her whole bone structure would have to widen. Her bones are very light and elegant.
She's full of energy, I've been riding her for nearly 2 weeks. The vet says she's sound, just needs to build up some more muscle. I don't ride her hard I ride her at a walk sometimes a trot, and today is her day off. She's getting pretty muscular and she's hot blooded.
Lily eats twice a day now, 2 quarts of horseman's choice grain in the morning and 2 in the evening, and we'll be quitting her on rabbits so she'll just be eating horse feed. With the rabbit pellets added to the grain she currently has about 6 quarts of feed a day and it shows. She's always revved up but is learning amazingly and picks everything up fast. I taught her to neck reign this week so it's easier to ride her now. She loves trails, and likes to lead all the others horses through the woods. She met her first snake yesterday when we were riding through a field, the look on her face was hilarious when it slithered past her front hooves. She didn't spook but she didn't know how to react either. Stood there with her neck arched, ears shoved forward, and nose toward the ground. Then kept walking.
Her ribs and back aren't bony anymore, she's got a little layer of chub and muscle all over her so she really looks a lot different even from a couple weeks ago, I'll be sure to take some pictures and post them here. Just an update so you all know what she's getting. She's got good care and everything she needs is provided - from hay to a salt block.
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