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        04-04-2011, 07:40 AM
      #51
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    I don't see anywhere on this thread where anyone posted that a fat horse is okay - let alone an obese horse. The whole weight thing has seriously been beat to death and needs to be dropped. Personally, I would have the same response if the horse was 200 lbs underweight or 200 lbs overweight. This became a very hostile thread. Honestly, if I were the OP, I would never want to ask any questions again after being attacked the way many of you have done. As she has stated, the horse is on her PARENTS property, so the horse is really THEIR concern between the OP and them since they are the legal owners of the property and not her. So, aim your hostility toward them and the owner rather than a minor just looking to have a question answered.
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        04-04-2011, 11:00 AM
      #52
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by SEAmom    
    I don't see anywhere on this thread where anyone posted that a fat horse is okay - let alone an obese horse. The whole weight thing has seriously been beat to death and needs to be dropped. Personally, I would have the same response if the horse was 200 lbs underweight or 200 lbs overweight. This became a very hostile thread. Honestly, if I were the OP, I would never want to ask any questions again after being attacked the way many of you have done. As she has stated, the horse is on her PARENTS property, so the horse is really THEIR concern between the OP and them since they are the legal owners of the property and not her. So, aim your hostility toward them and the owner rather than a minor just looking to have a question answered.
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    I second this.. the girl has made it very clear she knows he's much too overweight and that he already gets a very small amount of feed (she said the next step would be no feed, so yes, maybe she should just cut his feed, but it sounds to me like she's giving him a very minimal amount) and that pasture doesn't look all that great. It's obviously going to take a lot more than just cutting his feed to help him lose all that weight.

    It's not her horse, and she already stated that her friend will NOT call the vet out, and her parents have threatened to send him to the "glue factory" what other options does the OP have? I suppose she could call animal control.. but it's not her horse, she's not going to pay a large vet bill for a horse that's not even hers, or buy supplements for a horse that's not hers, give the horse the work it needs to help him get in shape, or go find him special hay.. i'm assuming she's in high school, and I doubt she has tons of free time/extra money anyway. I completely agree he is way overweight but her options are somewhat limited IMO.

    Ladybug, what i'd suggest is maybe you should find some online resources on how dangerous obesity is in horses and show it to your friend/her parents, maybe you can help her realize how serious this is. Also, you could encourage your friend to get him some supplements or older hay just for him like some others suggested? If she really won't listen to you, maybe as a last resort you SHOULD consider contacting animal control, I'm sure they'd be able to knock some sense into her parents. Maybe they'd even confiscate the poor guy, and then you would be sure he'll be taken care of. Just my $.02.
         
        04-11-2011, 03:16 PM
      #53
    Foal
    I agree with the 2 posts above and that was all I was trying to say, I apoligize if I came off in any other way. I was trying to defend the OP and get people to "quit beating a dead horse" please pardon the expression. There is only so much you can do when it is not your horse, plus she didn't ask about the horse' weight she asked about it's color......
         
        04-11-2011, 03:47 PM
      #54
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    I agree above.I think he looks like a red dun. Maybe when he sheds out he may be a light chestnut.
         
        04-24-2011, 08:13 AM
      #55
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    I would say red dun or dunalino

    For the weight I would not be feeding any type of feed to him and he would be in a grazing muzzle or on a dry lot... the person taking care of the horse is to OP she needs to listen to us before this horse has to be put down. Being overweight is actually much worse for a horse then being too thin most of the damage done by being overweight is permanent!!!

    PLEASE listen and don't give him any hard feed especially nothing grain based
    PLEASE PLEASE don't' try to exercise this weight off of him get him on a strict diet FIRST!!!
         
        04-26-2011, 11:32 PM
      #56
    Foal
    Guys it's not what she asked, and his her friends pony so give her break
         
        04-28-2011, 10:52 PM
      #57
    Yearling
    Red dun is my guess to. Though he looks like he may shed into a palomino colour in the summer.... but I think the dorsal stripe means he can't be a palomino? Correct me if im wrong im not an expert on colours really.

    Guys i'm sure she's read all of your posts and comments and will take then into consideration. But she has already stated that the horse is not her's, and that the horse's owner wont call a vet out to look at it. She's already said the next step is no feed. Give her a break! Im sure she's doing what she can, but if a horse is not yours, even if its on your land. There is only so much you can do. So stop bashing her over the head with your opinions, I understand your just worried about the pony and his health and I agree with your concerns as i'm sure the OP does as well as she stated both her and her parents mention it constently to the owner of the pony. But the OP has already asked that the topic of ponys weight should be droped, so please do so. I'm sure she's read and taken everything you have said into consideration. But this is supposed to be a helpful friendly forum and so far, in this post anyways.... its gotten very...heated (for lack of a better word) so may we please get back to his colour and not his weight?
         
        04-28-2011, 11:00 PM
      #58
    Showing
    Nobody had posted about the pony's weight - or on this thread at all - in 4 days until you guys brought it back up.
         
        04-29-2011, 09:02 AM
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    So if we see a straving horse we shouldn't say anything but that isn't what was asked?? We should just ignore the health of the animal to please the OP?? If I were her I would print and show the owner what has been said here...
         
        04-29-2011, 11:10 AM
      #60
    Foal
    Hes very cute!!!!!!
    >.<
         

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