Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Spotsylvania, VA
I agree with Speed Racer & kevinshorses...and btru2yrslf. The 19 yo Saddlebred that I had before, I couldn't get weight on him for nothing. The vet was out regularly, I was feeding him a mash of a 3/4 gal scoop of beet pulp, 1 gal scoop of equine senior feed, Weight Builder, 1/2 gal scoop of alfalfa cubes, and 1/4 gal scoop of rice bran (all soaked of course)...twice a day. It equaled out to being an almost full 5 gallon flat backed bucket. Not to mention pasture grass, a roll of hay in the pasture at all times, and worming every month and a half. The last time the vet was out, she said that with his age, I may never get weight on him. If somebody had called on me...I would have been furious.
As far as what btru2yrslf said, I am an ex-police officer. You NEVER know what you would be walking into. And honestly, "packing" doesn't mean a thing unless you actually know how to operate it. As a scare tactic...maybe. But speaking from things that I've witnessed on the job, somebody who is hyped up on some type of drug can be up 10 times stronger than the average person...they feel no pain.
Be careful with what you decide to do!!!