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    03-12-2013, 01:52 PM
  #11
Green Broke
They're pretty anal about it so I doubt that will be even considered. I can stall him most of the day maybe if he doesn't try to break through the stall gate. Lol
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    03-12-2013, 02:53 PM
  #12
Yearling
Sounds like you need to move to a facility that is better suited to your horses needs. Founder, and especially metabolic founder, is a serious business. You are looking at long term soundness here.
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    03-12-2013, 03:00 PM
  #13
Green Broke
I just moved back and unfortunately I cannot afford to move again financially. And before people go on bashing me about why I cannot move- I'm 19 and am doin this all on my own. I'm barely making it by as my work just cut my hours permanently. I pay $300 a month and feed myself at night and buy my own grain/shavings. Sorry to 'rant' but I've had people tell me on her that I should sell my horse and blah blah.

This is him as of a few days ago

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    03-12-2013, 03:04 PM
  #14
Yearling
I would look into a slow feed net over the round bales. All horses can benifit from this. Slow Feed Netting - Horse Feed System This is the cheapest I could find in the world. I used them all winter.
Something to consider. Your best bet would be to feed hay all summer.
     
    03-12-2013, 03:12 PM
  #15
Trained
I second the net!
Plus, go and read the article by Pauline Moore here:
About Magnesium 4 Horses | Magnesium for Horses

There are magnesium supplements out there(article is Australian, so is the product they recommend), or get magnesium oxide at a feedmill. This could be your only possibility in this situation. Have his feet been done properly now? Or does the vet still think 1-2% rotation is no problem?
     
    03-12-2013, 03:28 PM
  #16
Green Broke
Honestly the vet never even told me he 'foundered'. I have no particular expierence with it so I didn't know that even that small of a rotation is founder. She didnt seem very concerned at all. My farrier has looked at te X-rays and trimmed him. Beginning of April he's getting shoes on too becAuse he's sore. He had shoes on when I bought him and I pulled them for winter.
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    03-12-2013, 03:30 PM
  #17
Yearling
One more thing, If he can stay in a paddock or smaller pasture. Maybe mowing it to keep it real short and then feed hay ??
Also I recommend not giving him any grain.
If you feel the Hay is not covering all vitamins and mierals, then I recommend Hoffmans Minerals http://www.hoffmanshorseminerals.com/
Wish you luck with your horse :)
     
    03-12-2013, 03:33 PM
  #18
Trained
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Originally Posted by Cowgirls Boots    
Honestly the vet never even told me he 'foundered'. I have no particular expierence with it so I didn't know that even that small of a rotation is founder. She didnt seem very concerned at all. My farrier has looked at te X-rays and trimmed him. Beginning of April he's getting shoes on too becAuse he's sore. He had shoes on when I bought him and I pulled them for winter.
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I remember, that's why I asked.
Everything hoof-related Trinity is the most qualified , although I do have my suspicions......
     
    03-12-2013, 03:33 PM
  #19
Green Broke
It gets real grazed down after a month. It's only about 2 acres and there use to be 4/5 horses on it so they tore it up pretty good. Right now there's 4 horses (soon to be 3) and a mini on it. My old mare who gets muzzles use to be in there and we didnt muzzle her because the grass didnt grow very much and Barely grew higher then an inch maybe.
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    03-12-2013, 03:35 PM
  #20
Trained
That very short stressed grass is the most dangerous for a founder prone horse.
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