05-15-2013, 02:32 PM
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TinyLilly: It actually makes me happy you say she looks fat LOL. I will keep that in mind though. This December marked a year with her, and when I bought her she was a little on the heavy side. I was told she was fed one scoop of grain once a day. I followed per feeding instructions, and she was given free choice hay. She drastically lost weight, to the point where I called the vet. I was told to move up to 2 scoops per day. She still refused to gain weight, and when I brought her to my summer camp, I was actually asked if she was a rescue. (Keep in mind she wasn't morbidly skinny in any standards. Just a little ribby. But I liked my horses with meat.) Her teeth were fine, and she was properly wormed. I didn't know what to do. She finally started gaining weight this fall, and I switched her over to a new feed and that helped also. I was flabbergasted. She can still sometimes see ribs when she turns, but I've accepted that as her norm. Thank you!
And no, she is actually heavily impressive bred. We actually had a HYPP scare when I first bought her. (I was 12 at the time, haha) I was told she was tested, but she wasn't. Me being the nervous first time horse owner thought EVERY skin flick/ muscle movement was a HYPP attack. Thankfully she was tested N/N!