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post #11 of 19 Old 04-20-2008, 01:54 PM
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I honestly think she looks fine. She doesn't look underweight to me. She has her winter fuzzies but is pretty shiny for that, and nothing is jumping out to me that she's underweight.

As well, I would question who said she was selenium deficient, and what they used to test for that. Was it the vet who did a blood test? Or was it some random who maybe had an "experience" a horse wht selenium problems, and figured yours did too?

Maybe it isn't her diet that is making her under-muscled? The type of work effects muscle development. You can feed her right, but she's not going to get muscle if she's not worked to develop it in the right places, if that makes sense.

If there's that much confusion at your barn between you and your BO, then I suggest you and she sit down and talk about the problems you have. Then the air is clear and confusion is no more.
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post #12 of 19 Old 04-20-2008, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
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The BO told me she needed more selenium. And a higher protien diet... I at least ride once a day. And I have been lunging her in side riens to help build back muscles and she is being worked so she uses her hind end to build more muscle.

But she is also really sore in her back hind hip and her back has always been in pain. We think its because of her old owners, they rode her to hard and were 300 pounds...

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post #13 of 19 Old 04-20-2008, 02:01 PM
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I paid 1600 she was 2800...Did I get ripped off? I had a payment plan for her 100 a mo as I worked at the barn. Only way I could get a horse cause I REALLY wanted one. Hard working at a barn and not have one.
i dont think you got ripped off.
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The BO told me she needed more selenium. And a higher protien diet... I at least ride once a day. And I have been lunging her in side riens to help build back muscles and she is being worked so she uses her hind end to build more muscle.

But she is also really sore in her back hind hip and her back has always been in pain. We think its because of her old owners, they rode her to hard and were 300 pounds...
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I did have to take her to get her back ajusted...and she was feeling better after that.

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post #15 of 19 Old 04-20-2008, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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Oh well thats good Gingerrr! ^_^ Why did you ask any way?

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post #16 of 19 Old 04-20-2008, 02:09 PM
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Oh well thats good Gingerrr! ^_^ Why did you ask any way?
lol because she looks like a real looker, would be noticed in the show ring. whats her training like?
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I have never heard of these blocks being toxic. Excessive amounts of any type of feed can become toxic or can cause some serious problems when given in excess. If a mineral/salt block has the possibility of becoming toxic even tho the horse is the one to control his/her own intake, it should not be on the market at all.

If you are paying full price for board, the BO should be the one providing what they consider "proper" feed for your horse(s).

Another thing that I find unprofessional is that they sent you an email to tell you this instead of talking to you in person or even giving you a call.
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post #18 of 19 Old 04-20-2008, 03:57 PM
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Your BO is correct in warning you that mineral blocks with added selenium may be a risk to your horse considering that they are already getting selenium in 2 different feeds as well as another vitamin/mineral supplement.

Selenium requirements fall within a fairly small range and even a small amount over the requirement can cause helth issues.

I also wonder hwy your horses are getting both Strategy and Equine Senior....that's a very odd mix--one very calorie dense feed and one that is not calorie dense. What is the reasoning behind the current diet?

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Gingerrr- Thanks! I hope she will get noticed in the show ring..I plan on showing her this year *crosses fingers* Her training, well she has had some pro training in the past but people really screwed her up so she had 6 mo pro training with the BO.


My2geldings-
Im on partial self care I have to buy my own grain,salt blocks, buckets,clean own stall, do my own turnout or no one will do it. But hay is provided and added on to the board cost. Yah I agree I dont know why she sent this in an e-mail maybe cause it would be easier because both of us had the block, she also sent the e-mail at 2:00am....

Ryle-
I dont give my horse senoir feed shes only 13 my barn mate who also got the email has the senior feed.


BUT... This is even more pathetic! OK so I had a small white salt block in my stall, it was there yesterday but NOT today. The BO took it out of my stall other wise it just walked out. Can you guys believe that.

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