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        06-17-2013, 01:16 AM
    The previous owner said she was 7. One man said 17, the farrier and someone else said about 7. They're no longer riding her, as my daughter told them it was a bad idea with the condition she's in.
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        06-17-2013, 01:25 AM
    Corn oil does not have the correct omega 3/6 ratio that a horse needs. Yes, people have been using it for many years to add fat but a much much better choice would be vegetable or canola oil or even better flax oil (or plain ground flax seeds). It's like comparing a McDonalds burger to a homemade burger on the grill... It is calories, but it's not the best calories for her health. Corn oil promotes inflammation, so switching to a different fat supplement may help with her swollen rear legs. I would definitely push to have those checked out by a vet, it could be damaging tissue by allowing the inflammation to persist and continuing to ride her. Have her teeth been checked and floated if needed? Dewormed? Age?

    Not the best scenario to hear a horse in, but seems like its better than her last home. I just hope the owner has enough common sense to know when the financial responsibility is going to be too much before it actually gets to be, and choose to sell or give away before that point. It would be sad to see the horse start to go downhill again when winter comes and most if not all of the feed will need to be bought. Keeping horses in the summer is *fairly* easy as far as feed since the grass is growing, but come winter, then what?

    I will agree with belgian or belgian cross, it's very hard to give an accurate conformation critique based on these pictures, all I see is a very skinny horse with swollen hind fetlocks and a big drafty bone structure.
        06-17-2013, 02:05 AM
    Originally Posted by cowgirllinda1952    
    The previous owner said she was 7. One man said 17, the farrier and someone else said about 7. They're no longer riding her, as my daughter told them it was a bad idea with the condition she's in.
    good to hear, maybe one day she will be ride-able, if not she could make could companion horse or pasture ornament for someone who loves horse but can't ride.
        06-17-2013, 03:23 AM
    I would be happy that they have her on any type of oil. Given that she is a draft and has the lack of muscling, I would suspect she has EPSM and needs a high fat diet. I would encourage them to up the oil to 1-2 cups a day.

    Looking at her hind legs, she definitely has Degenerative ligaments. If your daughter does take her, she will need to be retired and possibly put to sleep if she becomes too painful in her hind end. Or she may stay comfortable for many years. Some horses, seem to do okay with degenerative ligaments, others decline quickly.

    Walmart sells cooking oil by the gallon for about $7. Reasonable price.

    Interesting that this is the 3rd starved horse I have seen with degenerative ligaments. I wonder if malnutrition contributes? Or if the ligament problem is why they end up in a bad home?

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