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post #11 of 21 Old 08-06-2009, 02:05 PM
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alfalfa hay that got my horses too fat

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post #12 of 21 Old 08-06-2009, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you all for the advice. I acxtually have been giving her 4oz of canola oil a day. And she was feeling so much better today that I was going to tack her up and just take her on a walk( not mounted) and lo and behold, she won't accept the sadlle pad even she gos into this wild eyed panic and tries to just run away and slings her head. This really pi**es me off because I could tack her and longe her before she ever even left for the trainer. UGH stupid people make me so sick!!
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post #13 of 21 Old 08-06-2009, 03:31 PM
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that sounds like they may have done more then just starve her. And the bad thing is, if you have a full time job/kids, you may not have the time to put into her to bring her back, which means... you might have to trust another trainer. I'm so sorry. But then again, I've taken in abused horses that have come around w/in months. Just wait and see...

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post #14 of 21 Old 08-06-2009, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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Well fortunaty my children are teenagers and not constantly underfoot and I only work part time, so I have lots of time to spend with her however I am not a trainer, yet am terrified to trust anyone else. This is hard for me to deal with. Are there trainers that come out to your farm and train? I may considr that as long as I can be present at every session.
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post #15 of 21 Old 08-06-2009, 09:15 PM
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as far as putting weight on her make sure you do it slowly, wouldnt want her to founder.

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post #16 of 21 Old 08-06-2009, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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thanks I am going very slowly I do in fact feel like I am starving her to death but she is getting fed six times a day in small amounts. My goal is to keep her stomach from being completely empty.We are visiting the vet tomorrow morning for her exam so keep ypur fingers crossed and keep us in your prayers. OH yeah I used one of those weight tapes on her today she did weigh 1000 lbs a couple months ago today it was 782 pounds. Poor girl
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post #17 of 21 Old 08-06-2009, 10:10 PM
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Well fortunaty my children are teenagers and not constantly underfoot and I only work part time, so I have lots of time to spend with her however I am not a trainer, yet am terrified to trust anyone else. This is hard for me to deal with. Are there trainers that come out to your farm and train? I may considr that as long as I can be present at every session.
My new trainer comes out to my place (I use my neighbor's ring and she also takes lessons from the same trainer). She doesn't ride, but she teaches both me and horse (we are green :) ).

Some trainers are just nuts... I was considering sending mine to one, but then I invited him to work with her in my place. Yes, it was costly, but I saw right away that I'll never send either my horse to his place. Even though he was recommended to me by couple people.

I really recommend to ask trainer if he/she can come out and work with the horse and you could watch the session. You can always see whether it's a good trainer or not in just one session.
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post #18 of 21 Old 08-06-2009, 10:12 PM
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^^ Yes, corn oil. Good in small amounts.

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post #19 of 21 Old 08-06-2009, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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SOOO iscorn oil better than the canola?
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post #20 of 21 Old 08-07-2009, 01:11 AM
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I have been doing rice bran, beet plulp, flaxseed and alfafla pellets with beet pulp and some grain. . .it seems to be doing the trick.
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