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post #11 of 116 Old 05-06-2009, 04:32 PM
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My TB is a hard keeper. When I had him at the barn, he was on a dry lot for a few hours a day and then stalled for much longer. So I can see why it was difficult to get weight on him.

Then I moved him to a farm and on 25 acres of pasture - he get full range of grass in the summer, and during the winter he is on free feed of round bales.

I feel him Purina Senior. He gets 4 pounds a day. 2 in the A.M and 2 in the P.M and he is doing really, really well on this program. Very well.
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post #12 of 116 Old 05-06-2009, 05:28 PM
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I like Triple Crown. I've heard good things about ADM and am actually trying that out right now. Try to avoid molasses in the ingredient list and get the lowest NSC possible. Other than that I would feed grass hay atleast 3 times a day if you can't do free choice. Also do flax...I recommend Omega Horseshine...if they aren't getting any pasture they aren't getting any healthy Omega 3s or 6s. They DEFINITELY NEED THOSE!
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i havent had their teeth done yet. and i wasnt putting oil on the hay just the grain. i bought some kind and i cant remember what it is.

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Definitely have their teeth checked. It doesn't matter what you feed them if they can't eat it.

What about worming?
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Nutrena Life Design Senior horse feed is what i bought

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i bought wormer. i was planning on worming them tomorrow. their coats arent shaggy, jasper is mostly sheaded out and delilah is still kinda hairy. we brush them 2-4x a week and they are still sheading

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post #17 of 116 Old 05-06-2009, 11:15 PM
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Have they been wormed lately?

It is extremely important to get their teeth checked and maintained as well as get them on a REGULAR worming schedule. That, combined with quality hay and grain, will help them pick up weight.
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i wormed them about 2 months ago. i do need their teeth done soon. when i can get the money together

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How underweight are these guys? Like whats their body condition score if you don't mind me asking?
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she said a 3.5. dont judge me please. i didnt realize how bad they were untill she said that. i think they are a 4

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