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        05-25-2010, 12:44 PM
      #11
    Trained
    Yes, I agree. Farrier would be nice

    She does seem to be gaining weight nicely! Everyone seems to have already said my advice, so I'm just going to say congrats on the new addition and I hope you have fun with her
         
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        05-25-2010, 01:06 PM
      #12
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by GoldSahara    
    Wow, I must say, that if this is a weight gain, then she must have been seriously underweight to begin with.
    It made me sick when I saw how skinny she was at first. Those two pictures where taken on the same day she just looks skinnier in the one. And this is after gaining 10 to 150 pounds since I first saw her a week and a half ago.
         
        05-25-2010, 10:47 PM
      #13
    Yearling
    She is going to be gorgeous once she is slicked out and fat!
         
        05-26-2010, 10:38 AM
      #14
    Weanling
    I think she's pretty and when she gets fat and healthy she will be gorgeous. Congrats.
         
        05-26-2010, 11:08 AM
      #15
    Weanling
    Yeah, she's pretty thin. I'd hold off on riding her any more until she has any kind of butt muscles, right now she doesn't.

    Best formula for weight gain is as much hay as she can eat, great grass, and free choice minerals and salt. You can get the minerals and salt from a feed store, loose, as well as feeders you can' screw into a stall wall that will hold a few scoops of both. I'm sure she'll devour all of the minerals you put into the feeder completely for about a week, but that's okay. I'm sure she's very deficient, and it won't make her sick if she eats a ton of them. You'll know she doesn't need constant refills when you go to fill the salt/minerals and there are some left from the day before. She'll eat only as much as she needs.

    I wouldn't do sweet feed, but that's just me. I refuse to feed any type of sweet feed, an underweight horse doesn't need the calories from sugar and molasses, they need the forage and the healthy carbs.
         

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