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post #11 of 19 Old 01-21-2010, 09:23 AM
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Is there a way you can separate her from the pregnant mare? She needs to be on just grass hay with more riding and/or working. A supplement with magnesium and chromium will help her metabolize her foood a bit better.
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post #12 of 19 Old 01-21-2010, 09:55 AM
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I have been fighting the fatness in a couple of my horses too.
Horses on the NEED A DIET list right now at my barn are:
the horses on the could use some less weight

Romeo was about 300 pounds overweight when I got him, it has taken a lot of excersize to get him down to almost normal horse size.

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post #13 of 19 Old 01-21-2010, 10:04 AM
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I have never fed alfalfa. Even when my mares were pregnant they all got grass hay. Can you put them both on grass hay but add a pregnant mare supplement in a feeder separated from Gidget? Maybe get alfalfa cubes to supplement your moms horse.

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post #14 of 19 Old 01-21-2010, 10:24 AM
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We separate our fatty out. He gets a couple chunks of carrots, an apple cut in half, and a wee taste of grain so he doesn't feel left out. While my baby and my skinnier horse get alfalfa cubes and supplements. We keep them all on grass hay.
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post #15 of 19 Old 01-21-2010, 10:32 AM
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I would give the pregnant mare alf pellets/cubes if need be, and give them less rich grass.

Id love to see a picture of her. Some people mistake "fat" for just stocky bred horses.
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post #16 of 19 Old 01-21-2010, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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Here is Gidgit---you see my user name and I accidently put Giget,haha--

I will do the supplements to see if that helps my fatty out. Little does she know we are going to the arena today :P She likes to run so she shouldn't mind.

Here are some pictures of my horse that's me with her

she is shaken it out in the last picture.
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post #17 of 19 Old 01-21-2010, 12:25 PM
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I dont think shes "obese" at all. Her topline could use some definite work, which makes her look more sunken in, and thus heavier, than she is, but I also personally think she looks pregnant. I've never seen "fat deposits" that lopsided (like in your profile album) unless they aren't really fat deposits! Of course, I'm no mare expert, so I wouldn't be suprised if someone disagreed with me. How old is she?
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post #18 of 19 Old 01-21-2010, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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My horse isn't pregnant and she is 7 years old. She is a solid girl. I don't think she has fat deposits. I will get better pictures.

I just bought her some supplements today.
Hopefully it will help a bit.
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post #19 of 19 Old 01-22-2010, 03:29 PM
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Are you sure she's not pregnant? When did you buy her? Her stomach just looks really low and "off". My mare gets fat too, but her belly is almost never that low and big on just one side.
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