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post #21 of 31 Old 08-12-2009, 09:31 AM
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So I have noticed. LOL

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post #22 of 31 Old 08-12-2009, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
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ok when I go out I will take pics of them and on Sky(my Tb)her ribs are a little hard to see because she is a bay but on Red(my QH) his are plain to see.
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lol jillyann but....if I try super hard I can stay on topic... but I have to try like SUPER hard
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post #24 of 31 Old 08-12-2009, 09:34 AM
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lol! Yeah, take pictures though.

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post #25 of 31 Old 08-12-2009, 09:43 AM
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It's quite possible that they are just adjusting to the new home. Hopefully they start putting on the weight again.

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I hope so because I ned to start riding again or else all the training I have put into them is all going to go down hill...along with my eq
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post #27 of 31 Old 08-12-2009, 10:07 AM
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Hi,
I think that since you have noticed the horses not loosing anymore the best thing to do would be to watch over them and take the pictures because sometimes it is hard to tell when we see our horses every day.
I take it the vet did not find any issues or you would have mentioned that!
Keep us posted and pics will help!
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post #28 of 31 Old 08-12-2009, 10:40 AM
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Usually my problem is to get my mare to lose weight not put it on.

It must essentially be a work output v an energy intake conundrum
Some breeds are better converters of food than others. TBs always look skinny to us cob owners.

Check the wormer. There are lots of different parasites. Some wormers don't cover the full spectrum of types of worm. Try swopping the brand
For another. But ask the vet - they should know.

Horses need bulk food. You did not mention hay. My girlie lives in during the day but I always give her something to eat during the middle of the day - for me the risk is colic

Buy a measuring tape and record her stomach measurements regularly. Record her food intake - if you can. See if you can draw any conclusions.

My vet says that it is better to be thin rather than overweight,

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PS You could always ask the previous owner what they fed your herd.
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post #29 of 31 Old 08-12-2009, 11:02 AM
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I think she said they get all the hay they want and are getting same hay and grain they were before
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post #30 of 31 Old 08-12-2009, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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yes that is correct
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