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    05-22-2009, 09:06 PM
Thats probably why. We had frost the other night. It get to the 40's at night. Do you think that why they have their coats?
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    05-22-2009, 09:22 PM
I think its very possable
    05-22-2009, 11:38 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by ItalianCutie9407    
Just give them hay
Italian, I just have to say, your avatar picture is VERY disturbing. I have seen a couple of mini dwarfs in person. They are troubling...
    05-22-2009, 11:40 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by Erin_And_Jasper    
thats probably why. We had frost the other night. It get to the 40's at night. Do you think that why they have their coats?
I agree with county (), the cool weather is keeping their hair on.

If your boy gets hyper on grain, then don't feed it to them. When a horse gets excited on grain, then they become more active, which revs their metabolism, which makes them burn more energy, which makes them need more feed. It's a viscous cycle... You need to try the diet I gave you. It will keep both horses calm while putting on plenty of weight.
    05-23-2009, 04:50 PM
I agree with Luvs2ride - if the grain is making him active, it isn't going to keep weight on him. You might need to try a grain with less sugar, or follow another diet.
    05-24-2009, 01:26 PM
I'm glad everything is working out for you. You have already received a whole bunch of good advice. My 29 year old has been having trouble keeping weight on the last 3 winters. We started him on Purina Equine Senior and he did well for a while but this last winter was especially hard on him. It could have something to do with the 7 weeks of below freezing temperatures..but anyway.. We started him on Triple Crown Senior as well. (They don't stock it anywhere around here so we have to order it through a feed store) We mix the two as the TCS is a bit on the expensive side. That along with all the grass he wants has helped him to gain a lot of weight in just a couple of months.

March 8

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It's a bit hard to see some of it due to his winter coat. But long story short, it's helped him out a lot. He has a lot more energy now too.
    05-27-2009, 05:35 PM
Does he look better?

    05-27-2009, 05:42 PM
Green Broke
He looks ALOT better, Erin! But he still needs some work! Keep it up and he should be back to normal weight in no time!
    05-27-2009, 05:55 PM
Is that horse tied to a t-post!?
    05-27-2009, 07:45 PM
Originally Posted by eventerdrew    
he looks ALOT better, Erin! But he still needs some work! Keep it up and he should be back to normal weight in no time!

I second that! Keep up up the good work :). I'm glad it's working out.

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