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post #1 of 7 Old 06-04-2007, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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too fat!

how do i get weight off my mare?!
she is 14.2 arab x irish sport horse and weighs about 500kg fatter than the 15 handers on the yard!! what would her ideal weight be?

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post #2 of 7 Old 06-05-2007, 09:13 AM
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That's a big girl... :) Cut the grass access if possible (either limit to 1 hour/day or put muzzle on) and grain (just remove completely from diet or give just little hand).
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post #3 of 7 Old 06-05-2007, 05:44 PM
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What is she currently being fed?
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post #4 of 7 Old 06-06-2007, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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nothing, except a half scoop of enegy mix aftera big work out (once a week!)

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post #5 of 7 Old 06-06-2007, 05:11 PM
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How long is she out to graze? Have you ever had her sugar levels tested? Does she have a crested neck?
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post #6 of 7 Old 06-07-2007, 11:01 AM
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Re: too fat!

quote]i put my mare on happy hoof one scoop a day and put a grazing mask on her when shes out as well as limiting her grazing time to 3 or4 hours a day and shes dropped from 557 to 455 in just over 5 months
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post #7 of 7 Old 06-09-2007, 04:25 AM
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She could have a thryoid problem. I would get her checked.
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