09-29-2013, 04:44 PM
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The vet has him on a 30-30-30 rotation. Thirty days stall rest, we've already done this part. Thirty days with few hour turn outs (we're a third of the way through this). And then thirty days of full turnout.
Your absoloutly right, Kayella, he had super overgrown, LONNNGGGG toes. He had just raced too when I got him and those shoes were barely hanging on. I had barely had him by the time my farrier came out last and hadn't scheduled in an extra horse so we only had time to pull his shoes and trim him (which I figured was better than nothing). Just with getting his toes back he walking A LOT better, but, we do have a long road ahead of us to get a better angle.
As for his diet, I have him (while in the stall) on super nice free choice grass, then AM and PM he gets 3 flakes of Alfalfa, and PM he gets a mix of Alfalfa pellets and beat pulp. He had dropped weight after I got him due to I think stress/feed change and lack of companionship, at the track they can stick their heads out the doors and see eachother, at my place the horses are all out to pasture, and come up to the barn for water/shelter (at this point we thought he pulled his suspensory) so he was on full time stall rest, so I'm still trying to figure out a happy medium with his feed. I don't want him super hot, but I don't want him dropping weight either.