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  • Seven year old lazy horse
  • Sweet feed to perk up horse

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    06-24-2010, 12:02 AM
Arrow Really Lazy Horse.. A little worried

Hi everyone,

My boy is a 7 year old Thoroughbred, and its really really lazy. This past winter he was lazy but not as bad as now. I will be tacking him up and he's got his head hanging low and his eyes half closed, and this was after getting 2 days off! Me and my coach are at a loss to figure out why he is sooo lazy. I have put him on red c but really no change. I just can't belive how lazy he is! I'm going to go get some sweet feed for him to see if that helps.. If not I'm thinking its time to call the vet and see what she says. I was just wondering if anyone else had a horse that was this lazy

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    06-24-2010, 12:05 AM
Wanna trade?! Lol! My Grandpa used to have a horse like that- he was an old, old guy though! (the horse, I mean!)
    06-24-2010, 12:16 AM
I don't understand......why are you trying to change this?

He falls asleep when you're tacking him up because he's relaxed. That's a good thing. If he's lazy under saddle, it could be because he's taking cues from you (maybe from poor posture, lack of respect, inaccurate cues, or he's just dead to your cues), or he could just not like his current job. But I would never try to pep up my horse with sweet feed or anything else....if it came down to that I would start consulting a vet about possible medical problems.
    06-24-2010, 12:23 AM
He is lazy when anyone rides him I have had my coach on him Me and one of my other friends and he's lazy for everyone.. and for him not liking his job when I ride him he has his ears pearked and seems to like what he is doing.
    06-24-2010, 12:30 AM
I would have bloodwork drawn and make sure its not something medical. If this has been going on for awhile especially.
    06-24-2010, 12:30 AM
Has he always had that temperment? Some horses just are lazier than others. But if it is something more recent or definitely different, I would consult a vet.
    06-24-2010, 12:35 AM
He has always been a lazy horse.. nodoubt about that. Its just latley he's been even more lazy... my coach does not seem to be that worried about it... Maybe I'm just more worried cause he's my special man.
    06-24-2010, 12:42 AM
What Kind of medical problems could it be? Like I have no idea what it could be if he did have a medical problem?
    06-24-2010, 01:03 AM
He could be anemic,thats the first thing that comes to my mind.
    06-24-2010, 01:13 AM
Bundy is lazyyyyyyy/ He stands almost asleep when grooming or saddling. He acts like it is an effort to walk when I walk him to the flat spot when I get on - makes me laugh, he acts like he is about 30! He isnt lazy under saddle now, however he was when I got him.

I had to do a HEAP of re-sensitizing him to my aids before he would perk up and actually go. He was also way overweight which added to the issue.

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