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        06-04-2007, 02:00 PM
      #1
    Yearling
    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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        06-05-2007, 10:13 AM
      #2
    Showing
    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).
         
        06-05-2007, 06:44 PM
      #3
    Yearling
    What is she currently being fed?
         
        06-06-2007, 03:36 PM
      #4
    Yearling
    Nothing, except a half scoop of enegy mix aftera big work out (once a week!)
         
        06-06-2007, 06:11 PM
      #5
    Yearling
    How long is she out to graze? Have you ever had her sugar levels tested? Does she have a crested neck?
         
        06-07-2007, 12:01 PM
      #6
    Foal
    Re: too fat!

    Quote]i put my mare on happy hoof one scoop a day and put a grazing mask on her when she's out as well as limiting her grazing time to 3 or4 hours a day and she's dropped from 557 to 455 in just over 5 months
         
        06-09-2007, 05:25 AM
      #7
    Weanling
    She could have a thryoid problem. I would get her checked.
         

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