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        01-23-2012, 01:14 AM
      #11
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    She's a fence wrecker. I've tried fencing them apart before and she just busts through. So, I'm hoping to do a temporary trade with someone who might be interested in my mare for keeps. Hopefully I can get her out of here soon. Until then I'm standing between them while he eats.
    In this case I'd definitely feed him more Senior and less of everything else. On the bag it should say if it can be a complete feed or not. If it is, then figure out what he should weigh and give him that amount in 2 or 3 feedings/day while you stand guard over it. He'll be able to gain the weight and you won't have to stand around forever while he tries to eat.
         
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        01-23-2012, 01:19 AM
      #12
    Foal
    I have an appendix gelding he was a rescue and he was the same way.! It takes alil while. But lung him and back him. I lung mine walk a lap or 2 then trot him 10 laps then lope him start off at about 3 then work up to 5. Then after I do that I back him around the whole round pen then do the same thing the other direction. He has gained a lot of muscle and is looking really good now.! Ride him up and down hills too. I work mine everyday except weekends because they need a break too haha. And if I miss a day during the week then I work one day on the weekend. It has really helped my gelding.!
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