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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
My appologies guys, I didn't realize that this thread stayed active ;)
Jbolt- we aren't looking to make her ridable again, just to keep her comfortable. I agree, too man additives might hurt her in the long run- but I do think that we should do anything possible to keep her as healthy and strong as possible and Legend does sound like it might help, as well as one or two other light suppliments. As for purchasing a 39 year old...well, that's actually quite a long story. When buying Del, we believed that she was a early to mid twenty year old horse who has been a lesson horse her entire life, but was just a bit too 'hot' for the kids at the particular farm we bought her from. In reality she was almost fourty, and had been a well known cutting horse for quite some time, as well as a trail horse, lesson horse, novice/intermediate competition horse, and a few other things. Just goes to show you that you definitely can't go by looks!
Ladytrails- That's very possible, though it may be hard considering that she probably hasn't been updated in atleast twenty years, most likely more. And we've only got photos of her from the years we've had her. Still, its something to look into! Wouldn't it be neat to have her registered again? She's very probably the oldest living QH at this time!
Iain, I do agree with the controlled grazing time, since we have all of our horses on limited pasture (over half of them are miniatures, and so we are very careful) but I do think that she should be allowed as much exercise as she is willing to/can handle. We have her schedualled for her first shot of Legend on Wednesday, and I hope to see some different fairly quickly. I think we still plan on keeping her pastured since that's all she's ever known while living with us, and if we do stall her it will most likely be a very basic set up with straw and a 12x12 stall or something close. Being a non-profit we have very limited funds and although we love her to death, paying $600 plus for board just isn't something we can do!
I'll keep everyone updated on Del's progress!
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