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post #21 of 34 Old 04-14-2012, 03:48 PM
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i don't think he's bowed either, his leg markings really throw off the eye leading them to look a bit off but they look good to me. his hock angle is his biggest flaw, a bit straighter than preferred and he's a little chunky right now (sorry!) but I'd still steal him if I saw him in the paddock ;)
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post #22 of 34 Old 04-14-2012, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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Lol yea I know he is !! I work him alot so hopefully he'll she'd some pounds this spring!

Any good tips on a healthy way to get rid off his hay belly ?
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post #23 of 34 Old 04-15-2012, 01:42 PM
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He looks perfect to me!
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post #24 of 34 Old 04-15-2012, 02:05 PM
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Lol yea I know he is !! I work him alot so hopefully he'll she'd some pounds this spring!

Any good tips on a healthy way to get rid off his hay belly ?
Good luck...most Appys can get fat on sticks and leaves...hard keepers are few and far between...
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post #25 of 34 Old 04-15-2012, 09:01 PM
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oooh i like him. have you ever jumped him around?? he looks like he'd make a fun little sport horse!

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post #26 of 34 Old 04-15-2012, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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lol he love love loves to jump. BUT he likes barrels more lol i always switch it up though, never showed him in either yet
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post #27 of 34 Old 04-15-2012, 09:31 PM
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This is a nice solid horse. Looks like a horse I would like to ride.
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post #28 of 34 Old 04-18-2012, 08:04 PM
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getting an easy keeper fit is a lifelong challenge (see my Porkchop) What has finally worked for us is my BO got better (or some would say worse) hay. they were feeding super high quality alfalfa and enough of us complained for years that they changed the mix to higher timothy and grass content. I also keep my boy on a dry lot with twice daily feedings- no round bales!!! he only gets enough low starch feed to hold his supplements. if you can't get a dry pen with measured feedings, a grazing muzzle is a must!! ab work on the ground (which is actually better for the topline than the belly but it does double duty) is hay fork ab lifts. Scratch him right in front of the sheath to get him to 'lift'. I do this every time I see my boy (3 x week) and do ten-twenty with a hold of five seconds. great for loin area as well as fat belly. rump scratches are good for this too- scratch the rump three or four inches outside of the base of the tail and they suck up their abdomens hard...hold for a few seconds. make sure your boy is tolerant as there is a risk of kicking. ;)
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post #29 of 34 Old 04-20-2012, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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thanks alot ! i didnt know those workout tricks. sounds like a good plan ! i will definitely put it to use, as well as put him in a dry lot. ill give you guys an update picture in a month ! :)
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post #30 of 34 Old 04-24-2012, 02:05 PM
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He looks like a blue roan, not shure of pattern.
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