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post #21 of 42 Old 06-02-2013, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
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She struck me as an older mare- they just don't build em like that anymore.

I do think she looks good for her age but would definitely up her hay rations.
She's on free access round bail and grass pasture. Though the grass is slim.
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She's on free access round bail and grass pasture. Though the grass is slim.
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Do you know what kind of hay it is and what cutting?
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Do you know what kind of hay it is and what cutting?
Currently 1st cutting (2012) grass hay, orchard grass. We have two bales left. Then will be first cut orchard grass, fresh bailed. And it's baled right and stored inside.
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Currently 1st cutting (2012) grass hay, orchard grass. We have two bales left. Then will be first cut orchard grass, fresh bailed. And it's baled right and stored inside.
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Hmm.. and she's been wormed recently?

Do you feed grain? I know she's up there in her age and do think she looks great but maybe she's burnin more calories ? Hard for me to say- I read you said its still in the 40s at night and im in the deep south, so its been real warm here, lol. 40 degrees is supposedly the ideal temperature for horses. Im stumped.
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We've JUST switched to a RB (to help with the cushings).
Hence my question of wieght, I can add empower boost to add fat and calories without adding sugars and such.

Yes, all our horses are wormed regularly. Probly more then needed. At least 5 times a year on a rotating schedule of wormers, even covering tapeworm. Actually she was wormed back to back when we got her 2yrs ago. We do take care of em.
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We've JUST switched to a RB (to help with the cushings).
Hence my question of wieght, I can add empower boost to add fat and calories without adding sugars and such.

Yes, all our horses are wormed regularly. Probly more then needed. At least 5 times a year on a rotating schedule of wormers, even covering tapeworm. Actually she was wormed back to back when we got her 2yrs ago. We do take care of em.
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I had no idea she had cushings- that explains the longer coat.

I do think she looks great! I can definitely tell yall take great care of your horses. she can definitely benefit from the empower boost- id like to see the results.
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I had no idea she had cushings- that explains the longer coat.

I do think she looks great! I can definitely tell yall take great care of your horses. she can definitely benefit from the empower boost- id like to see the results.
Thank you. This switch has been hard for me to wrap my head around. And it's gone very well as far as how she shows us how she feels. She acts mid teens, lol!!

You know your ponys old when teens sound young.
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I had no idea she had cushings- that explains the longer coat.
...& a good reason for keeping her from remaining too fat.
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...& a good reason for keeping her from remaining too fat.
So does that mean I'm on the right track?
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Well an update, but no pictures worth posting.

She's much more pleasant to be around, gone is the angry mare pony attitude, well not gone but much less severe.
3 hrs riding, fairly hard riding, and she has plenty left to offer. And is so much more willing.
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