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  • Will a skinny horse be ok to ride when it gets fat
  • From thin to fat very fast

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    06-15-2012, 12:35 AM
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Weanling
skinny to fat really fast

How can a horse go from being skinny to looking really good in a month?

Its a senior horse too..so how is that possible.?

I can't get into details because its not my horse.
     
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    06-15-2012, 12:37 AM
  #2
Showing
You shouldn't try to rush weight on. Provide them with a high fat % feed, lots of hay, salt and mineral block and let them gain it on their own time.
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    06-15-2012, 08:42 AM
  #3
Yearling
What sky said ^^ 24/7 hay is my fave.
Minerals, loose salt in a bucked. They will take what they need
A little high fat, preferably not sweet feed will help him/her along also.
A little alfalfa supplement if needed. Supposed to help with ulcers anyway. Not that he/she even has them.
     
    06-15-2012, 11:11 PM
  #4
Trained
Is this a breed prone to insulin resistance? Sounds like maybe an older horse showing early signs of cushings? No food way to get a thin horse fat in a month that I know of.
     
    06-16-2012, 12:37 PM
  #5
Showing
My scrawny arab did quite a turn around in a months time-not fat but sure looked good.
     
    06-16-2012, 12:52 PM
  #6
Started
True you shouldn't try to rush weight on. BUT that said, each horse gains weight at their own pace. In many cases when folks are taking months to put weight on your average body score 3 "thin" horse then the horse simply isn't being fed enough. (Assuming we are talking a feed issue, teeth, worms and other health concerns have been checked into) So yes, it is very possible to see a difference with the proper feed schedule in one months time.

Pony filly,


One month later,




OTTB,


Two months later,




Haflinger mare,


Two months later,




Quarter Horse gelding,


One month later,





And so fourth..
     
    06-16-2012, 10:20 PM
  #7
Weanling
Thank you for the example pictures.

I have pics of this horse. But I made them black & white and I blocked his face so you only look at the body.

Heres the horse in May 2012


Heres the horse in june 2012


I don't know what food he's getting because he's not at my barn. But he looks sooo good now. :)
     
    06-16-2012, 10:45 PM
  #8
Trained
Wow....maybe big worm load resolved? I didn't think that type of gain was possible.
     
    06-17-2012, 12:16 AM
  #9
Started
That doesn't look to far fetched to me. Looks like a job well done :)
     
    06-17-2012, 12:45 AM
  #10
Cat
Green Broke
Probably wormed him and upped the fat in his diet. Looks like a good turn around.
     

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