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post #1 of 10 Old 06-22-2010, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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I posted a thread a few weeks back about Rylie's weight loss. It got to the point that I didn't even want to look at her, I was doing EVERYTHING in my power to put weight on her(vet,dentist,lots of turnout/ hay) and nothing seemed to be working. I think it bothered me the most because my gelding looks like he is pregnant with twins. I want to thank everyone that took the time to give me their two-cents about weight gain because it really helped, I changed her diet around and it is almost like day and night. I'm a little worried about posting these pictures because she looks like a skeleton,which makes me look like a horrible owner, which I don't think I am at all. Anyway here they are

The first picture is from May 14th and the second picture is June 18th
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post #2 of 10 Old 06-22-2010, 04:25 PM
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Well done! Looking good.

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post #3 of 10 Old 06-22-2010, 04:33 PM
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Looks like your on the right track.. keep up the good work
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post #4 of 10 Old 06-22-2010, 04:46 PM
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Huge difference! Great job
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post #5 of 10 Old 06-22-2010, 06:56 PM
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You're not a horrible owner because you noticed it and you DID something about it :) Great job!!

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post #6 of 10 Old 06-22-2010, 11:07 PM
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Looks MUCH better! Keep up the great work :)
And kudos to you for doing something about it!

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post #7 of 10 Old 06-22-2010, 11:33 PM
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I agree that you are not a horrible owner if you recognized a problem and did everything in your power to fix it. Good on you for seeking help and putting it into practice!

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post #8 of 10 Old 06-23-2010, 12:05 AM
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wow what an improvement, good for you!
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post #9 of 10 Old 06-23-2010, 12:19 AM
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I'm curious what you changed. I have a mare who is a really hard keeper, and I'm wondering what I could do differently to get some meat on her bones. . .
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post #10 of 10 Old 06-23-2010, 12:54 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you all

Payette I first switched her from Purnia Senior to Purnia Stradigy. She is also on soaked alfalfa cubes

  • Two quarts of Stradigy
  • Two quarts of dry alfalfa cubes(not sure about how much it is once soaked)
  • Three flakes of hay
  • Two quarts of Stradigy
  • Three quarts of dry alfalfa cubes(again not sure about it when soaked)
  • Strongid C 2X measured for a 1,000 pounds
  • Three flakes of hay
The alfalfa cubes are kind of a pain, making sure that you have enough soaked for each feeding but it is worth it!! Feeding the daily wormer Strongid C 2X had helped a lot too. I have only had her on it for a little less then a week and I can already see a difference in her coat and stomach. She wasn't wormy by any means and is on a worming schedule but my trainer suggested it to get rid of the worms that had built up an immunity to the schedule. She also is turned out on grass a little bit each day and gets a flake or two in the afternoon when I get home. I hope this helps a little!!
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