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    04-20-2012, 06:31 PM
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Underweight Horse Gaining Weight

I got this senior horse last Sunday and since I got him he has gain 25 to 30 pounds in 6 days. Is that too much? He is 770 pounds now and 14 hands
     
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    04-20-2012, 06:36 PM
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What does he look like? Does he need to gain, lose?? Boy I wish my guy would put it on without trying!!!!
     
    04-20-2012, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by nvr2many    
What does he look like? Does he need to gain, lose?? Boy I wish my guy would put it on without trying!!!!



He needs to gain for sure! This picture makes him looks better than he does. He has bones showing on top of his butt, hips and he is sunken in on his thighs really bad. We got him for free.
     
    04-20-2012, 06:45 PM
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When we first got him I could feel every rib really easily. Now the ribs that are closer to his front legs don't show as much but I can still feel the ribs that are closer to his butt area. He eats 3 times a day. Senior feed, beet pulp, timothy alphalfa hay mix and I walk him in my yard for exercise and green grass.
     
    04-20-2012, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Rublani    
When we first got him I could feel every rib really easily. Now the ribs that are closer to his front legs don't show as much but I can still feel the ribs that are closer to his butt area. He eats 3 times a day. Senior feed, beet pulp, timothy alphalfa hay mix and I walk him in my yard for exercise and green grass.
IMO, he could use a bit of weight. I would not worry about it too much right now. Let him settle in. Thanks for the picture. Can he be ridden?? Fun, enjoy your new guy!
     
    04-20-2012, 07:08 PM
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Oh and take a look at my pictures. I got McKinley a year ago. I posed a pic of him when I first got him. Did a before and after thing.
     
    04-20-2012, 07:26 PM
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IMO, he could use a bit of weight. I would not worry about it too much right now. Let him settle in. Thanks for the picture. Can he be ridden?? Fun, enjoy your new guy!

I've been told he can be. We got him for our 9 yr old. He is a 23 yr old QH. I don't want to put anyone on him until he gains more weight. Too many bones sticking out on his back. He use to be a barrel horse. They just left him out to pasture and forgot about him basically. He is a sweetheart!
     
    04-20-2012, 07:28 PM
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Ive been told he can be. We got him for our 9 yr old. He is a 23 yr old QH. I don't want to put anyone on him until he gains more weight. Too many bones sticking out on his back. He use to be a barrel horse. They just left him out to pasture and forgot about him basically. He is a sweetheart!
See, I just don't get that. Put out and forgotten about. This just kills me!!! Well, I am so glad that he has a good home with you!!!! YAY!
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    04-20-2012, 07:30 PM
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Oh and take a look at my pictures. I got McKinley a year ago. I posed a pic of him when I first got him. Did a before and after thing.

OMG he looks just like your horses before! How long did it take you to get him to look good?
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    04-20-2012, 07:32 PM
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OMG he looks just like your horses before! How long did it take you to get him to look good?
First pic was taken in April of last year and the second was I believe in August. He looks even better now. With him I really have to work to keep the weight on. I guess its him being a TB and all. Oh and thank you very much. I am proud that I did that!!! He's my babyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!! 16.3+hh... big baby!
     

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