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        11-13-2012, 07:24 PM
      #11
    Foal
    I would say that due to his age and lack of riding is why he's "fallen" away. Also being grey in colour be careful that you keep him rugged as grey horses get cancer very easy. I think once he's toned back up his rump will firm up which will result in it looking not so out of place as draftyairesmum has suggested, but that's just my guess :)
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        11-13-2012, 07:31 PM
      #12
    Green Broke
    He was ridden quite regularly though. Maybe not at an actual working pace but he was taken on alot of trail rides and was ridden alot by the guy who leased him.

    Here's a semi better (not really) picture from today.


    It's hard to see his sunken back just in the picture alone but Im feeding him a quart of his old grain, bran mash, and probios being he recently coliced. Also, my friends gray has melinomas so she felt around and didnt see any signs of it but he will have a uv fly sheet on in the summer with baby sunscreen and a fly mask :)
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        11-13-2012, 10:31 PM
      #13
    Weanling
    Congratulations! I love his eye's!!
         
        11-13-2012, 11:16 PM
      #14
    Yearling
    He has a lovely head. I would question his age though - he looks a lot older to me. Melanomas almost always occur in grey horses - most of them are not a problem - they're not usually dangerous as they are for us. They just end up getting covered in lumps - check under the dock - that's where they usually start.
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        11-14-2012, 12:52 AM
      #15
    Foal
    We found this product called gumnuts which seems to stop the growth of any cancer they get don't no if it'll work for others but it did for us
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        11-14-2012, 05:23 AM
      #16
    Green Broke
    Nope already checked unde true tail and didnt see any. Yes he definitely looks old in these pictures. Maybe with weight he won't look like such am old man. In the summer pics he doesn't look quite as old
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        11-14-2012, 12:00 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
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        11-14-2012, 01:47 PM
      #18
    Yearling
    Cowgirls I would get a vet to check his teeth - I had my little horse Persil for years before discovering that he was much much older than I had thought(felt real stupid about that!)
    He started to really drop topline in the winter - we had blood tests done; everything you can think of all coming back normal - very frustrating. The thing was that as soon as spring came he would bounce back and look superb again. (Also he has always been very lively and active even when he looked so awful)

    Then I had a vet/horse dentist come out and this time he actually knocked the Persil out in order to do a thorough job and he asked me how old I thought Persil was. " around 15" I said. The vet looked at me and ALMOST rolled his eyes - he said "this horse is on his mid twenties".
    You could have knocked me down with a feather.
    Anyway, this has really helped me as now I know to be proactive before winter even starts and stuff high protein feed into him (as our grass lacks it in autumn/winter).
         
        11-14-2012, 01:54 PM
      #19
    Weanling
    Are you talking about the Panacur PowerPac? I used them on all my horses and noticed a significant improvement even in the horses that were not neglected
         
        11-14-2012, 03:36 PM
      #20
    Green Broke
    Yes, the dentist is coming out next week so I will see what she says. He won't let you open his mouth but to me they didn't look like a horse that is older.
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