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        11-12-2009, 01:45 PM
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    Foal
    Unhappy Any advise greatly received!!

    Hi

    Am pretty new to this kind of thing! Have recently acquired a pony on Loan for my daughter. He is fantastic in every way and we are thoroughly enjoying being responsible pony keepers. My only concern is that he is coming up to 20 years of age, and his owners do not agree with rugs. Uk weather has become wet and chilly and I'm just worried that he is suffering. They have owned him for 4 years and have never rugged him, but due to his age I am wondering if I should persue this further. Can anyone offer advise on good feed that would keep him warm. He's currently on 16+ with M-Chaff and fed daily. Never stabled and lives out all year. Is this right? ANy advise would be great. Thank you
         
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        11-12-2009, 01:48 PM
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    Trained
    Feed him lots of hay if you can !! Also, being a bit chubby can be helpful in the winter, not fat or obese though.

    I have a horse who is about 21 or so, he doesnt get blanketed & he's fine all winter [in wisconsin] if you see him shivering or looking cold I would talk to the owners again about blanketing, if not I wouldnt worry about it.
         
        11-12-2009, 01:52 PM
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    Foal
    Thank you!
         
        11-12-2009, 02:04 PM
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    Foal
    Yes...free choice hay is the best option IMO. Also, if you do see him shivering or having a hard time keeping weight on...I would def blanket him.
         
        11-12-2009, 02:19 PM
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    Foal
    Thanks for the advise!! Much much appreciated! :)
         
        11-12-2009, 02:29 PM
      #6
    Weanling
    A 20 yr old pony is just now old enough to sleep by himself;.) They really don't age like a 17 hand thourghbred.
         

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