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    08-02-2010, 06:07 PM
  #1
Foal
How is my OTTB looking?

This is the first time I am trying to attach a photo, and I hope it works. This is Sousa, after his workout and bath. The white marks on his head are corona where he rubbed his face a bit.

So, I know he still needs groceries. See the line on his rump...does that line go away completely when he is at optimal weight? We are really working on this guys weight....he's a picky hay eater. He gets to eat grass half the day, then hay at night. Grain (pellets) 3x, Neigh Lox, and Fat Cat.

I am also working him on different terrain, walking up slopes, hills, trotting over poles to try to build muscle. I got him off the track in March. He is 7 and raced 64 times!

I would love any opinions/advice.
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    08-02-2010, 06:10 PM
  #2
Foal
Here is another shot.

Also, WHAT COLOR IS MY HORSE?!?!? He is registered chestnut, his trainer called him Liver Chestnut, but some folks tell me he's Bay.

Thoughts?
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    08-02-2010, 07:30 PM
  #3
Weanling
I think he's looking wonderful! And to me, he looks like a liver chesnut. If he was a bay, he'd have black stockings, which he doesn't....but he sure is pretty and you must be doing something right, cause he has a beautiful shiny coat! Good luck with him!
     
    08-02-2010, 10:25 PM
  #4
Weanling
He is liver chestnut. If he was bay he would have black points with black mane and tail.
     
    08-02-2010, 10:46 PM
  #5
Foal
BTW: We think the pony mare is a Chincoteague pony!
     
    08-03-2010, 12:13 AM
  #6
Green Broke
The line probably won't go away. TBs tend to have good muscle definition . IMO, he looks good for a TB. I wouldn't want too much more weight on him, just more muscle.

His color is a Chestnut. My mare looks the same, with a very dark mane and tail, but all brown legs. She's genetically tested as ee aa, full chestnut with NO bay genes (agouti).

My mare is registered as a "dun" actually, she even has a stripe down her back, but she doesn't have any other dun markings and neither parent was dun.
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