What do you think of my horse? Just for fun - Page 2

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Conformation Critique

What do you think of my horse? Just for fun

This is a discussion on What do you think of my horse? Just for fun within the Horse Conformation Critique forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category

Like Tree2Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    10-22-2012, 07:55 PM
Thanks for all the info. I see were you are coming from elana, but were horses are not used for what they produce(milk,beef.) it is not as imortant but still probably should be done. I am going to be honest I probably wont do all of the things you said, but it is very good information to have I know it would help with his weight but I think he will be fine with what he is getting as he is not loosing weight. I was just looking for certaian foods or hays I should be feeding him like alfalpha hay or fat and fiber...
Posted via Mobile Device
Sponsored Links
    10-22-2012, 09:12 PM
I googled your horses name. Your horse raced in Turo and was bred in PEI. If you google his name you can find his breeder. Which means you could ask them if he was a hard keeper and see if they have any food choices that work for him in the past. I was so happy to see the names of NS places I went to school up there. Its a great province.
    10-22-2012, 09:25 PM
I would be very concerned living in Canada and him being that thin. He will truley suffer in the cold weather. Please seek some vet advice on feeding, worming, teeth and general care. That horse is extremely thin.
    10-22-2012, 09:47 PM
Originally Posted by lilruffian    
Alfalfa cubes are good supplement. They were excellent for putting weight back on my old arab mare the other winter when hay wasnt as good.
There are also several store-bought supplements and beet pulp, though you may have to mix that with something sweet for awhile for I have never personally met a horse that would eat it plain at first.

Alfalfa/Timothy hay cubes are the BEST for skinny horses, it's like they just reinflate the horse!
At our rescue all our old horses are on hay cubes, soaked (obviously) the 3 boys, that are your horse's size get 4 feedings of 2 quarts thoroughly soaked throughout the day, on top of their grain and good quality hay.
We have a TB stallion who just won't keep the weight on, this works wonders for him.

Honestly I'd be very concerned about his weight, but if you can't afford to have your hay tested and all that, which I completely understand, hay cubes just can't hurt if they're soaked (but not so long they ferment). They're also good for horses with bad teeth, so if it is a mouth problem this is a good temporary fix until you can get a dentist. If he doesn't gain weight on hay cubes there's a big problem, and a vet Needs to check him. A big belly can mean either worms or just that he's getting a lot of hay, but a hay belly isn't really healthy either. His food is just going right through him, not being properly digested. So if he doesn't gain weight on hay cubes get a vet out, he could have some sort of inability to digest grains properly too.

Hay cubes are so easy anyway, you just soak em up and feed em :)
    10-22-2012, 10:30 PM
I will for sure try the hay cubes! His previous owners had said he is a hard keeper. In the winter he was double blanketed as he did not grow a winter coat, but were he is out all the time now one is starting to grow. He is looking a lot better then when we got him out of the bad boarding situation. But were he is a stb and he does have a higher matablism than most it is very hard to get him to the desierd weight. If the hay cubes don't work I will defenatly get a vet out. I am not overly conserned about it now as he isnt looseing but just not gaining.. Also I don't want anything that would just bloat them as I heard beet pulp does that. I am looking for a more perminant solution. I hope the hay cubes help! :) thanks!
Posted via Mobile Device
    10-22-2012, 10:35 PM
No problem, I've honestly had no luck at all with beet pulp, it just seems to go right through them - maybe it works for some horses but not any of mine.

Personally I'd be very concerned with your horse going into the winter with his weight the way it is, with hay cubes I watched a very skinny 30 year old gain a great deal of weight in 3 weeks. I hope your horse gains as quickly, please update us with pics :) I love to watch the transformation.
    10-22-2012, 10:41 PM
Has he been wormed? That could be the cause of the belly. Otherwise, horses that aren't getting the proper nutrients often have a belly with ribs showing.

ETA: I really like Triple Crown feeds.
Posted via Mobile Device
    10-22-2012, 11:06 PM
I will for sure put pics up in a few weeks :) also how expensive would you say hay cubes are? He is getting wormed within the month.
Posted via Mobile Device
    10-22-2012, 11:23 PM
I am not a fan of beat pulp I had a horse colic on it by a well meaning co-boarder. That was not fun to explain to my vet/father why we had to go tube my hot arabian mare horse at 9 in the evening...

I have grown up around standardbreds and most of them have been really easy keepers. I would get the vet out and run a fecal egg count.
    10-22-2012, 11:28 PM
Originally Posted by Enfocore    
I will for sure put pics up in a few weeks :) also how expensive would you say hay cubes are? He is getting wormed within the month.
Posted via Mobile Device
I would worm him now and again in 2 weeks

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:48 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0