Arabian underweight

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    07-27-2012, 05:30 PM
Arabian underweight

Thinking about buying this 10yr old Arabian I have him on trial right now. Need advice on his weight!!!! Will attach pictures as soon as I can!
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    07-27-2012, 05:35 PM
Picture is in my album can't attach sorry
    07-28-2012, 12:02 AM
Yes, he looks like he may be a little underweight. Not at all drastic though, so I'd start out getting his teeth done, wormed & on a good, healthy maintenance ration, free choice hay for eg. & see how that goes first.
    07-28-2012, 11:58 AM
In the picture it looks like he may have dropped fetlocks in back? If so you may not want too much weight on him.
    07-28-2012, 12:21 PM
If he's the bay in your album that you have laying on the ground and jumping the blue barrels, he looks more under muscled than underweight.
    07-28-2012, 12:23 PM

Here is the photo.
    07-28-2012, 12:38 PM
That's not bad. Free choice hay and a little work would probably do the job .
I'd add feed if it is needed.
    07-28-2012, 01:15 PM
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I agree with all the other posters! :)

Originally Posted by natisha    
In the picture it looks like he may have dropped fetlocks in back?
I also agree with this. I would make sure to get a PPE (Pre-Purchase Exam) done by a vet before commiting to buy.
DSLD is not something to mess around with and certainly not something you want to have on a horse you're thinking about purchasing.
    08-30-2012, 11:51 PM
Hey sorry everyone got a professional opinion and we did not buy him but thanks
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