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  • How to improve topline on a 14 year old horse

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    03-24-2014, 09:31 AM
  #21
Weanling
Oh and ditto on lot of trotting with her to build topline.. also if you can walk up and downhill with her a lot (don't allow her to run it up) should improve topline :)
     
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    03-24-2014, 09:36 AM
  #22
Weanling
The worming routine for your horse is something you should discuss with your vet in particular - every horse is in a different situation (boarded? Or on your property? What is your manure management like on the property she is at? Is she in paddock used by other horses / foals etc?)
- For example I found out that I was over-deworming my horses.. My vet said they are in low risk and they are considered low shedders because they live on our property - only the 2 of them, the poop gets picked up from their paddocks every day or every other day, so the ground is not getting re-infected with worms.. Also we test their poop on regular basis and since it came our as "no eggs seen" they are fine to only worm 2 x per year.. now that would be completely different IF they were boarded with other horses or there were foals turned out in the same paddock. I'd say ask your vet what he/she recommends for your horse situation. :)
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    03-24-2014, 09:36 AM
  #23
Yearling
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Originally Posted by MyBrandy    
Oh and ditto on lot of trotting with her to build topline.. also if you can walk up and downhill with her a lot (don't allow her to run it up) should improve topline :)
If I had hills I would do that a lot more, it's pretty flat out here:/ she holds her head nice and low so trotting is pretty nice with her, if I could slow her down a bit!! She's full of fire and loves to go fast but she slows down... If she MUST (;
     
    03-24-2014, 09:39 AM
  #24
Yearling
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Originally Posted by MyBrandy    
The worming routine for your horse is something you should discuss with your vet in particular - every horse is in a different situation (boarded? Or on your property? What is your manure management like on the property she is at? Is she in paddock used by other horses / foals etc?)
- For example I found out that I was over-deworming my horses.. My vet said they are in low risk and they are considered low shedders because they live on our property - only the 2 of them, the poop gets picked up from their paddocks every day or every other day, so the ground is not getting re-infected with worms.. Also we test their poop on regular basis and since it came our as "no eggs seen" they are fine to only worm 2 x per year.. now that would be completely different IF they were boarded with other horses or there were foals turned out in the same paddock. I'd say ask your vet what he/she recommends for your horse situation. :)
Hmm I never realized how much it varied! I've always been a late wormer! I forget half of the time. I'll call them. She's pastured with another mare and her colt. It's acreage so the manure stays in the pasture, it's funny they seconded off one side to use as the potty!
I try to take out the pasture or even the ground in their "potty area" as often and best I can. I might just make that call today! I've never heard of how much it varies on their living conditions!
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    03-24-2014, 09:40 AM
  #25
Weanling
Well - I can relate - my mare wants to to fast too, but she doesn't know that it's not good for her to do all the time and eventually will start running through the bridle and will get out of frame.. if she gets like that I get her doing lots of serpentine under saddle and box exercises.
     
    03-24-2014, 10:18 AM
  #26
Trained
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CLA have you heard of Cosequin? I'm reading some great reviews on this product and it's a bit more in my price range. I read about the project you told me of, I saw many many bad reviews?
I haven't seen bad reviews on the CortaFlex HA. I order mine from horse.com.

Cosequin to me is expensive. I have heard of it, but have not used it personally.

You'll just have to try to find something to work, you may have to try a few different things or a combination of things before seeing results.
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    03-24-2014, 10:27 AM
  #27
Trained
Have you considered buying/using a feed bag for grain and senior feed?
Nylon Feeder Bag - Statelinetack.com
I, too, like this mare. Your last photo shows her off the best. If you could take another like it with her head Up, that would help. Good luck with her.
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    03-24-2014, 10:53 AM
  #28
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Corporal    
Have you considered buying/using a feed bag for grain and senior feed?
Nylon Feeder Bag - Statelinetack.com
I, too, like this mare. Your last photo shows her off the best. If you could take another like it with her head Up, that would help. Good luck with her.
I'll try after I bathe her. We have a cold front and rain mostly this week.
I haven't heard of a feed bag, I'll look into it. The only bag I've heard of was a hay bag.
     
    03-24-2014, 10:57 AM
  #29
Yearling
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Originally Posted by CLaPorte432    
I haven't seen bad reviews on the CortaFlex HA. I order mine from horse.com.

Cosequin to me is expensive. I have heard of it, but have not used it personally.

You'll just have to try to find something to work, you may have to try a few different things or a combination of things before seeing results.
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I read people saying don't bother using it and they haven't seen results. I'll probably try a few before I find one and I'll end up posting what's working for her. We are ordering a supplement ASAP. I can't get feed until we finish all of this feed. Do you have any ideas on what I could put in her feed until then? Beet pulp? She colics easy so I have to move very slowly
     
    03-24-2014, 10:59 AM
  #30
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Aesthetic    
I read people saying don't bother using it and they haven't seen results. I'll probably try a few before I find one and I'll end up posting what's working for her. We are ordering a supplement ASAP. I can't get feed until we finish all of this feed. Do you have any ideas on what I could put in her feed until then? Beet pulp? She colics easy so I have to move very slowly

<======= ground flax seed (coffee grinders are like $10+), start slow - VERY good fat for her.. they love the taste too
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