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    05-16-2012, 07:16 PM
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Her shedding problem could be due to a worm problem. Her belly does look a liiiittle wormy.

Other than that, she looks like QH to me.
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    05-17-2012, 09:21 AM
Originally Posted by SplashsKwikSand    
She looks like a foal getting rid of its' winter coat (that 'ugly' stage all foals go through).
I love to watch them shed out and become the beautiful creature God made them to be
    05-17-2012, 09:22 AM

Originally Posted by Kayella    
Her shedding problem could be due to a worm problem. Her belly does look a liiiittle wormy.

Other than that, she looks like QH to me.
Mine was wormed just last month and she still looks like that.
Is it a problem if they hang on to the coat for to long?
    05-17-2012, 09:56 AM
She looks similar to my 2 year old QH. I will have to post a pic! How many hands is she?
    05-17-2012, 07:03 PM
Originally Posted by WyomingRallyRacer    
I love to watch them shed out and become the beautiful creature God made them to be
Oh I know. :) I did the same for my mare and again last year when another filly was born. :) Though the filly born last year went through like.. 3 different coat colors before she shed out to black.
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    05-17-2012, 07:13 PM
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She was wormed at the beginning of spring. I had the vet come see her and my older mare when it warmed and dried up. The vet told me what to feed her and that it would take a while for her to build herself up to full health. Several months he said. I can't even put into words the horrible condition she was in. These recent pictures don't look good compared to a lot of horses, but if I'd taken pictures of her when I first got her, you'd wonder how she wasn't dead.

I feed her about 2 quarts of horseman's choice feed every day, with another quart of rabbit pellets. That's what the vet told me to put her on. Rabbit pellets. I never would've thought of it, but he said a rabbit's stomach is very similar to a horse's. And rabbits pellets, I guess, are mostly protein. I'm no rabbit expert this is just what he told me. I had her on another supplement called Weight Builder but when I put it in her feed she'd refuse to eat. She loves these rabbit pellets though.

When she was wormed she had a stool sample taken and yes she did have one kind of worm. She also got put on penicillin for a few days because she had started losing her baby teeth. Last time I checked she had lost 4. She has a salt block available at all times, and so does my other horse. She's a very lovable and good natured horse. Not afraid of anything and willing to do anything once she understands what I'm asking.

Every day I brush her more and more hair comes off. The hair down the middle of her face is already half off, it's just the lower half of her muzzle now. It's just slow going. I hope that helped, and thanks for everyone's input. I'm not a pro at breeds, I usually just go along with whatever my friend says seeing as how she's in her 60's, my mentor, and has had horses forever. I've only had horses for a little over a year. I'll ask her if she sees quarter horse in Lily when I see her.
    05-17-2012, 07:45 PM
Im lost at what breed, but she certainly looks like a sweetheart! Once she fills out and looses that furry coat, she will be a beautiful liver-chestnut!
    05-20-2012, 12:12 AM
I've found it hard to decide what breed when they're thin and shaggy though. We've always had better luck determining that when the horse is lookin' great after the rescues had been here for a couple of months. She is more than likely a QH/QH cross. Her face and some of her build almost look a little Arabian to me. But its anyones guess right now. Talk to us in two years :)

Very nice of you to take her in, by the way. And how tall is she? Age?

Rabbit pellets?? I tend to agree that she is clearly missing something from her diet. Free choice excellent hay is first and foremost. Secondly, a couple quarts of feed or rabbit pellets doesn't "cut it" for getting rescues back up to par. And its been my experience that weight builder is costly and useless. If its required what the horse actually needs is more food. Good luck with her!
    06-03-2012, 06:01 PM
She's a beautiful girl! Kind of see an Arab in her head and QH the rest of her body. It's possible that she's a Quarab. :) Also, her belly looks wormy, but that might also be a hay belly. My mare had one for ages and we just recently started working it off. Also she does have a sad look in her eye... my mare did too for a while until recently. My advice to you for that little filly is give her a salt block, have a vet check her poo and free choice grass hay, or something light like that. Also take her out and exercise her for 15 minutes to a half every other day or so. I wouldn't lunge her or make her work at this stage in her life, personally. I would turn her out in a round pen or something and give her a big ball to play with. Good luck! :)
    06-04-2012, 01:32 PM
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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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