Before & After - Opinions?

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Before & After - Opinions?

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    • 1 Post By MicKey73
    • 1 Post By Tejas

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        05-28-2012, 02:42 PM
    Before & After - Opinions?

    This is before, a year ago now when I originally wanted to try buying her. She is a year old in this picture.

    This is current
    [taken 5/26/12] and I personally believe there's a lot of improvement.

    I know the first picture was a little "eh," but it's the best I could manage back then. However, I feel her legs have straightened out a lot, no longer cow-hocking. She's also getting good muscle in her hindquarters, and her shoulder appears to be forming well. I am wondering if you guys think she looks a touch under her weight quota. If so, I'd like to know what I could do to fatten her up without the risk of overdoing it.
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        05-28-2012, 02:58 PM
    Hard to tell through the shadow, but her weight looks ok to me. As far as general health...big difference! Good job!
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        05-28-2012, 03:04 PM
    She finally got wormed a couple weeks ago and it's made a difference all on it's own. She's got a tick infestation that's bugging me, but one step at a time, unfortunately. :/ The upside is that, over the weekend, she did two firsts. She took treats from my hand - something she has never done for anyone - and she sniffed my hand without pinning her ears. She even tapped my hand a couple of times and kept a perky look. Very exciting and a huge difference in her mood from just a week ago when she tried to nail me in the face with her hoof.
        05-28-2012, 07:21 PM
    Oh yea. You can def, tell she is maturing nicely. Keep up the good work!
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        05-28-2012, 08:18 PM
    Originally Posted by Tejas    
    Oh yea. You can def, tell she is maturing nicely. Keep up the good work!
    I'm so excited, I can't wait to see "before and after" pictures of her when she finally hits adulthood.
        05-28-2012, 09:26 PM
    That will be super neat :) Keep those updates comin!
        05-28-2012, 10:43 PM
    She has amazing muscling in her hindquarters.
    She's a cutie!
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        05-30-2012, 11:05 PM
    None of the horses really get worked, except the mule. It's all because they play and run up and down the hills. :)

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