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post #21 of 28 Old 09-09-2011, 01:18 PM
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Glas you don't have that problem. LOL


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post #22 of 28 Old 09-09-2011, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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I wormed him today and i feed him sweet feed whole corn and cracked corn and 3 bunks of hay its alffalfa orchard grass and clover and timothy hay its hay mixed together he has gain some weight in two days time I'll let you guys know how hes doing Thanks for your help
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post #23 of 28 Old 09-10-2011, 06:15 AM
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Just go slow. It should take a month or two to really see a solid difference. What is most likely going to happen as he gains weight, is that that your saddle will have to be checked for fit, and he may get a little more energy - just somethings to look for.

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post #24 of 28 Old 09-10-2011, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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Ok he has had more energy since i started the new diet sweet feed whole corn and cracked corn morning and evening and hay hes doing very well thanks for the help
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post #25 of 28 Old 09-12-2011, 01:53 AM
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I am not sure if you have had his teeth floated or not but I was having weight problems and I was feeding oats, alfalfa, and multi vitamins for the last three months. I purchased my guy a little underweight and though his weight is up now I now know the problem was with his teeth, I had them floated today and I am so happy I did because I learnt so much about him. He was in pretty bad shape in his mouth seems he has a bit of a overbite (about a quarter inch, not bad!) but I now know he has to be done at least every year, I feel this was the best investment in him I have made to date, i had to wait a while because equine dentists only come through town every three months or so but i was so happy that today was the day:) i notice a immediate improvement in his temperament and most of all the way he is chewing his food, i can't wait to ride him again in a couple days because i know he is going to be a dream to ride again, if you haven't had your horse examined yet dont waste time with feeding supplements make the call immediately if you think you may have a problem, a simple exam and float will tell you alot and make a big difference in your horses health, hope this helps!!!
also I wouldn't guess on what to feed find out what your horse is lacking and go from there, I am now switching to rice bran and vegetable oil for weight gain.

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post #26 of 28 Old 09-13-2011, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the advice some people think that Baxter is Throughbred and some dont I hope the previous owner didnt lie to us and yes I've been told that the truth aint in the man.The only way to find out what Baxter really is,is to have him tested thats the only way.Baxter has had as far as I know 3 owners the first owners were a couple that has been separated for a while i just fount that out recently the second owner was our farrier which i hear the truth aint in him sometimes and the third owner is me and Baxter has been doing great I'll find out Baxter's true colors of why he's black,brown,and white with some pink under his skin.I'm going to get him blood test and checked head to toe
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post #27 of 28 Old 09-13-2011, 10:33 PM
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I rescued my 17.1hh warmblood mare 7 months ago, and she was 500 lbs underweight, per the vet. We had guessed about 400 at first. She has gained close to 400 pounds since I got her, with a very simple care plan. She gets as much turnout a day as possible(10-16 hours, sometimes 24 if it's nice), as much hay as she will eat. She is currently getting 3qts Legends Senior and 2qts rice bran pellets am and pm. It is working wonderfully for her. You also have to remember trying to pack on the weight too fast is dangerous. Work your guy up to the desired amount over a week or so, and make sure he always has plenty of fresh water. Definitely get him on a proper worming schedule too. If he hasn't been wormed in a long time, be careful. Worming a horse with a full parasite load can sometimes lead them to colic, as the dead parasites slow down the gastric system to the point it stops(had this happen with a different horse in March). Always remember, good grass, and lots of good hay(and/or alfalfa) are the MAIN ingredients to putting weight on and keeping it on. Best of luck!
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post #28 of 28 Old 09-14-2011, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you so much for the advice horses are different than we are Thanks for the help
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