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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.