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    09-21-2009, 08:57 PM
Green Broke
Needs to LOSE weight.

Chance has been gaining way to much weight, she's being worked 1 1/2 -2hrs every other day. With at least one day off. Im asking my BO to lower her grain even MORE then it already is.

I believe she gets grained once in morning
Then turned out, has hay all day
Gets brought in a 5:30 for grain
Hay fed at 9pm.

So Im asking my BO to lower her grain to just a little amount of Hay pellets just so she think she gets SOMETHING and doesnt throw a fit.

Any suggestions on what to do!?

I mean im glad she's such an easy keeper now and not so under weight like she use to be when I first got her, but now theres to much!

Thanks :)
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    09-21-2009, 11:35 PM
Green Broke
I have heard of special feed that helps horses lose weight but you feed it to them instead of grain so that they still get something :)
    09-22-2009, 08:30 AM
Green Broke
I think its more of a hay belly then fat but would it still work 4 that
    09-23-2009, 06:11 AM
When Toby became way too fat I switched his food to a low starch pellet and gave him only a small amount. It also helped pick up his energy level and improve his attitude.
    09-23-2009, 07:02 AM
Is she on pasture as well as access to hay? If so, I would cut the hay, or make the hay her morning/evening feed and cut the grain. You can switch her grain to something like beet pulp, which is more akin to forage than grain. If she needs supplements/vits/mins, you can add them to a small amount of beet pulp.
    09-23-2009, 09:25 AM
Is she on pasture any? My mare was serverly obese when I brought her to GA and she was only out on pasture and got some hay here and there no feed. When I brought her to GA she was kept on a dry lot and still is and has lost a great deal of weight and is back to being happy and healthy again! You might want to get her tested to see if she is IR if so you will need to feed her a low starch feed and it actually wouldnt hurt to do that anyways if she is such an easy keeper! My girl is very much an easy keeper!
    09-23-2009, 11:32 PM
Green Broke
She has access to small amounts of grass and round bales.

I usually hand graze her for like 5 mins after a work out for the reward.

I can't cut the hay intake really. I board so if I was to try and cut the hay intake I would have to put her in a small section alone which I don't think is fair.

Right now she's slowly getting cut down on the grain she's getting.
She was worked for 3 hrs today and hardly sweat just the saddle area that's it!?!? Lmao
    09-23-2009, 11:36 PM
Would she go nuts if you put a muzzle on her for part of the day, so she can't graze all day?
    09-23-2009, 11:53 PM
How intensive are your workouts?
    09-24-2009, 06:35 PM
Green Broke
Id have to talk to my barn owner about it. But I don't think she would really approve of it. Plus Chance is turned out w.o a halter at the moment.

She gets walk, lots of trotting, and some cantering, trot poles, transitions. Starting with jumping again, yesterday she was jumped 2'6!

She hardly broke a sweat!

On ground she's worked w.t.c with lots of turns/trasitions and getting her energy up. She sweats a but there because we get into some galloping for fun but I don't feel safe quite yet doing that under saddle!

She's 6 and green

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