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What color is this gelding?

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        04-01-2011, 06:11 PM
      #21
    Trained
    Let me google that for you
         
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        04-01-2011, 08:12 PM
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    Weanling
    My mind immediately went to red dun
         
        04-01-2011, 08:19 PM
      #23
    Showing
    Ooh, Cushings didn't cross my mind, but a very good point.
    The one feeding the horse isn't free from blame.
         
        04-01-2011, 10:08 PM
      #24
    Yearling
    Oh I've heard of that before. The whole time my friend has had that gelding he has been fat which has been like 6 years.
         
        04-01-2011, 11:07 PM
      #25
    Weanling
    Reminds me of Snuffleupagus....
         
        04-02-2011, 12:18 AM
      #26
    Foal
    One fat red dun... Good lord....
         
        04-02-2011, 12:28 AM
      #27
    Started
    He really doesn't need ANY grain.

    It's harder to tell with him standing next to the morbidly obese lighter horse, but the darker horse is very overweight as well.

    If these horses were skinny instead of overweight, would you feel as apathetic? Skinny horses conjure up more emotion than overweight horses, but it is JUST as unhealthy, if not more, to be overweight.
         
        04-02-2011, 12:37 AM
      #28
    Yearling
    The darker horse in the back is going through a hormone inbalance, her body said she was pregnant milk and dropped stomach and all. She is on antibiotics to fight an infection as well as had a shot to level her hormones. That is why she is so large. She normally ISN'T like that, she is my horse the lighter one isn't. Though she is slowly skimming back down to her normal weight then she is getting back on exercize.

    My friend is over, the owner of the gelding, I made her invest in a lunge rope and encourged her to start coming over daily to start exercizing him.
         
        04-02-2011, 01:01 AM
      #29
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    Ohhhh so saving that link!
         
        04-02-2011, 11:32 AM
      #30
    Cat
    Green Broke
    Have you had the dun checked for insulin resistance? That would be my first guess and it can mess up their coats like that as well. If that is your friends horse I would highly recommend her getting that checked because if the horse is IR, then he will have to be on a very strict diet to live a full and healthy life.
         

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