Thanks for your opinion but I would not say the Qh (pally) is fat he is just not as leaner build as the other two. I would not say he is under weight but his ribs do show a bit when you see him in person.
About there hooves they are seeing the farrier tomorrow. I have had some trouble with the Tb's hooves and we are working on them. As he is a week overdue his look worse then what they normally would. I just haven't had the time to organise anything until now which has really frustrated me.
I do agree my tb needs a bit more weight but I do also think it has a lot to do with muscle as well.
With the Appy she is 27 yrs old and during winter she started to look off and I realised the boys were starting to bother while she was eating. I managed to stop her from losing more weight then what she did but until now I had been having trouble putting weight back on her. Now winter is over I have been able to see a slow gain in weight on her. If by body worker you mean someone like a chiropractor, then yes and he said she is ok and quite flexible for a horse of her age.
I feed her, her hay about 4.30 in the morning before I have to leave for school during weekdays (before 6.30 on weekends cause of work). Then I'm not home all day most days. Then ranging from 3.30pm to 5pm I give her her hay and get on with making the rest of the feed. I soak about 500grams of speedibeet for her which swells to about 2kilos (If I remember correctly). Added to this is a couple of tablespoons of vitamin/mineral supplement, some garlic, 1 scoop (about 250grams) of copra meal, 1 scoop of economy meal, then half a cup of soy bean meal. This is all mixed in with a bucket of lucerne chalf. The hay is lucerne hay. Apache (chestnut) gets the same as Pepper and Sammy (pally) gets a little bit of millrun/pollard which has been wet down instead of the speedibeet just to mix all the other stuff into.
Also we are going to be moving in the next couple of weeks due to family issues which means there is going to be a big financial strain. So my mum has been saying that we are going to have to sell Pepper because we aren't going to be able to afford to look after all three and she said pepper is the one should get sell because we can't ride her. I feel like I have given up on her after all she has done for me so I don't know .
Last edited by apachewhitesox; 10-12-2011 at 02:19 AM.