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    12-14-2012, 09:40 PM
Have they been wormed lately? I'd def up the hay. Not being mean or downing you at all. The hay in the pic doesn't look very good
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    12-14-2012, 09:40 PM
It's difficult to judge if that might be correct or not (or how to adjust it) without knowing the weights. For instance, depending on the baling process, half a bale might either equal 15 pounds or 50 pounds.

Also, what kind of grain and what kind of hay?
    12-14-2012, 09:42 PM
Green Broke
What kind of grain are you feeding? A simple grain change could make a world of difference.
    12-14-2012, 09:44 PM
Also, you need to measure the grain out by weight to ensure you're giving them the correct mount. "A bucket" can mean a lot of things.
    12-14-2012, 09:48 PM
Don't forget the teeth, and check feces for sand.
    12-14-2012, 09:49 PM
Green Broke
Yes your horses are skinny. Instead of buying a horse trailer, buy quality hay, feed and a scale. Also some dewormer as I see worm bellys. Also have a vet check teeth and fecal counts as well as maybe some blood work to see what they are lacking in their diet.
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    12-14-2012, 09:49 PM
Originally Posted by equiniphile    
Also, you need to measure the grain out by weight to ensure you're giving them the correct mount. "A bucket" can mean a lot of things.
I agreed with this. If you'd like, I can retype everything Saranda (I do hope I spelled that correctly) and I told you about getting a horse back to healthy weight and give pointers on certain feeds.
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    12-14-2012, 09:56 PM
All stock feed an working on upping the grade of the hay.
    12-14-2012, 09:57 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by Camo N Spurs    
Bucket of grain with alfalfa cubes mixed in once a day an a half a square bale.
That means exactly nothing - "a bucket" is not a measurement, "grain" is not specific to the actual feed being used and "half a square bale" could be anything from 25-50 pounds or more
    12-14-2012, 10:01 PM
Green Broke
My filly was on All Stock when I first got her and she was a ribby mess.
We changed to Safe Choice with beet pulp and voila, she gained beautifully.

Like equiniphile mentioned, weigh your feed to make sure you are giving them exactly what they need.

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