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    02-01-2013, 06:51 PM
Horse to thin?

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This is soldier a 17 year old gelding that sat in a stall since he was 2. When I got him he was so skinny it was sad and his hooves were riddles with abcesses from being in his own poop for years only ridden 6 times before I got him. This is him after 6 months of owning but he is still a bit thin and his ribs do show(just a little) no matter how much I feed him. He saw a vet and got checked out and his teeth done. I told the vet his diet and he said the horse was just sort of naturally lean and probably wouldnt gain much more weight, but my neighbors down at my other ranch saw his ribs and keep threatening to call animal control. They already called animal control at least 20 times because they complained our cows 'stink' but because I used to vollunteer there they all know I take care of my animals, most are from there actually. But in the end the city people won and we were forced to get rid of all but 3 cows she had all our other neighbors call me in also to complain about smell even though there is a large big time cattle opperation right down the road. I am at a loss as to what to do. I think soldier looks good for not being cared for his whole life. Any suggestions? I want to move him up to my house but then he wouldnt have perminant pasture to graze on and might loose weight again.
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PS when I got this horse he has absolutle no mane or tail his tail was just a stub
    02-01-2013, 07:08 PM
He's a gorgeous boy! He could probably gain a little bit of weight, yet. But I wouldn't say he's on the brink of death. Have you wormed him since you've had him?
    02-01-2013, 07:11 PM
Originally Posted by BornToRun    
He's a gorgeous boy! He could probably gain a little bit of weight, yet. But I wouldn't say he's on the brink of death. Have you wormed him since you've had him?
Yes he is on a good rotational worming scedual. He is on perminant pasture he has free salt mineral and sulfer gets 2 flakes of hay twice a day is on a ulcer treatment gets wheat germ oil twice a day (1 ounce) has a probiotic a hoof suppliment and is getting free feed chopped alfalfa.
    02-01-2013, 07:12 PM
All things considered he's a nice looking horse Thank goodness you came along for him! I can't imagine standing in a stall starving for over 15 years!
    02-01-2013, 07:14 PM
Also we do not ride this horse I rode him for several months after he gained weight and he was wonderful aside from bucking at first. But since then I rescued 2 more horses and since the vet told me his muscles werent developed good enough for constant riding we retired him(since he wasnt rode all his life and I ride all day everyday during spring summer and fall as long as it isnt wet) So now he is a very expensive pasture pet.
    02-01-2013, 07:17 PM
Originally Posted by zynaal    
all things considered he's a nice looking horse Thank goodness you came along for him! I can't imagine standing in a stall starving for over 15 years!
I know I cryed the first time I saw him and its the only reason I brought him home. He had been suffering from abcesses for so long he could barely walk and my farrier told me he had never seen a horse walk so tenderly on his feet as if ever step was aching pain. And they were so easy to fix I don't understand why those people didnt help him!
    02-01-2013, 07:18 PM
I don't really think he's too thin. I think he just needs muscle. He's cute and built pretty nicely. I don't think your neighbors have anything to complain about.
    02-01-2013, 07:24 PM
Have you tried talking to the person always calling in? Probably if you have had trouble before, huh. You can have a standing answer with teh humane society or the cops, so they know about him, maybe. Or even post it around the neighborhood?

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