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post #41 of 87 Old 05-03-2013, 03:27 PM
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Out of curiosity, what country are you from m00nisek?

I wish you the best with your horse. Please let us know how he is doing and what vet number 2 says.
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post #42 of 87 Old 05-03-2013, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by m00nisek View Post

February 2013:

April 2013:
THE WORST OF ALL !!!! I decided to call the vet. Toe dragging occurred.

Between February and April your horse was not being fed.
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post #43 of 87 Old 05-03-2013, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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I am from Poland.
My horse is my fulfilled dream and I want him to be healthy and in good physical and mental condition :)
I will inform you about the second's vet opinion and add photos.
If not you I think I would still feel depressed but now I feel determined! BIG THANK YOU ALL :) I will let you know :)

BTW. 25th MARCH in my country:

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post #44 of 87 Old 05-03-2013, 03:38 PM
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That is exactly what I was thinking Alexs... I girl I new, lived next to a guy who didn't feed his horses all winter long...for what reason? I don't know
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post #45 of 87 Old 05-03-2013, 04:10 PM
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I agree, looking at the February to April picture it looks like he had absolutely no feed. In Feb he was in great condition. I would be asking the BO some questions.....
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The OP said her horse is out with other horses 24/7. I think.

Is the horse fed in a sall by itself? If he is fed with other horses I'd guess as your horse got skinny, some other horses got fat. ;)

Are his "buddies" eating all his food?
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post #47 of 87 Old 05-03-2013, 10:46 PM
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A sad situation. I hope that the feed can be corrected: to not feed carrots, apples and pears by the pound and to find out why he is not getting the food he needs at the barn. And that first vet is a complete idiot or has absolutely no morals about animal care and only wants the money.

Good luck with the new vet and speaking with the barn owner to resolve the issues. This should have been looked after as soon as the horse's condition started to deteriorate. A sad lesson learned, and I hope the OP will have success now to correct.
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post #48 of 87 Old 05-03-2013, 11:21 PM
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As Op is in Poland, can we help out? Basic English?

No feed February - April = your horse.

Need new vet.

She seems like she has a good grasp, and is smart, but I think we can make out comments less wordy.
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post #49 of 87 Old 05-04-2013, 09:37 AM
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It does look like the horse was not fed or was ran off his pile of feed on the ground by other horses. You said he was the only horse that lost weight so that leads me to believe the latter was happening without intervention.

It looks like he may have finally stood his ground and stayed on his pile or was fed far enough away from the others to get his wolfed down before the others could get to him.

hopefully the new vet will give you better insight to the horse's health and condition. Good Luck as he is a really good looking animal and it shows that you love him, but need more knowledge to be better prepared for his needs. Keep digging around this site and others to fill your cup with information.

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post #50 of 87 Old 05-04-2013, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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I'd rather you make your comments as you wish - either long or short :) I like reading them and I think I get what you mean(I thought you will have problem understanding me). I didn't know the abbreviation OP (so far) but now I know: so not only do I learn about horses but also new words :)

This is my skinny boy from today:

I lunged him today and found out he had no problem with poles: he didn't even touch them, the same with cavaletti. I don't know W H Y?
( Just a guess: maybe you are right about his hooves being too long?)

BTW That's his father:

I talked to BO and he told me that my horse was given feed + oats during winter. I saw some pieces of corn in it but as I said - it was him who was responsible for feeding horses. Now I know I have to learn a lot :)
Since you have told me that I have to do sth about his weight I visit him twice a day and give him oats+ lucerne+vitamins in the stall so that he can eat without rush. And as I said I am going to order feed on Monday and have it on Tuesday.

BTW 2. You can watch the video I made last year. Maybe it will give you an idea how much I care about him :)
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