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    01-22-2013, 02:00 PM
  #11
Green Broke
You feed a horse hay by weight, ~ 1 lb/100 lbs of horse/day. More for a hard keeper, less for an easy keeper. If they look for more, you feed more. If they leave hay and soil it, you cut back.
     
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    01-22-2013, 02:53 PM
  #12
Weanling
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Originally Posted by NdAppy    
How much, weight wise, are you giving him off the round bale every day?
I don't have a scale to weigh it but I jam pack one of those large buckets, the different colored ones they sell in walmart with the white rope handles, I jam that pack twice a day so I would say he gets at least 10 total lbs per day.

Btw, I wish my horse had a white streak in his face like yours. I always have loved horses with a white streak running down the face or some kind of white markings on the face at all. Mine's face is solid dark brown/black
     
    01-22-2013, 03:13 PM
  #13
Green Broke
Need 2% of body weight per day. Usually comes to about 20lbs of hay per day for the average horse. You need to feed more hay.
     
    01-22-2013, 03:33 PM
  #14
Trained
Thanks.

Easiest think to help your guy put on more weight, give him more hay. From the looks of the one picture (and it might just be the picture!) he looks like he has no topline/lacking muscle tone along his spine.
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    01-22-2013, 03:44 PM
  #15
Weanling
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Originally Posted by poppy1356    
Need 2% of body weight per day. Usually comes to about 20lbs of hay per day for the average horse. You need to feed more hay.
I will add more and see how that does
     
    01-22-2013, 03:51 PM
  #16
Weanling
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Originally Posted by NdAppy    
Thanks.

Easiest think to help your guy put on more weight, give him more hay. From the looks of the one picture (and it might just be the picture!) he looks like he has no topline/lacking muscle tone along his spine.
I will post more pics when I get home tonite.

To Poppy, my horse looks like he has more overall weight and thickness than the image of the horse in your avatar. Do you generally keep all of your horses about that weight?
     
    01-22-2013, 04:07 PM
  #17
Weanling
In this link, look at these horses. My horse gut is actually a little more full than these so I guess he's ok in that regard. I have seen some keep their horses like the ones in these images below while others seem to like them with a little more of a gut.

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    01-22-2013, 04:09 PM
  #18
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by nyg052003    
I will post more pics when I get home tonite.

To Poppy, my horse looks like he has more overall weight and thickness than the image of the horse in your avatar. Do you generally keep all of your horses about that weight?

Excuse me????

That was incredibly rude and uncalled for. Please read all of my past threads all hundreds of them to find the answer you so rudely seek.
     
    01-22-2013, 04:12 PM
  #19
Weanling
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Originally Posted by poppy1356    
Excuse me????

That was incredibly rude and uncalled for. Please read all of my past threads all hundreds of them to find the answer you so rudely seek.
Sorry if you thought I came off as trying to be a smart ass. I was just asking a question. I'm sure you are more knowledgeable than I am and so I take everyone's response with appreciation so that I can learn more.

So yes basically I was trying to gauge how you keep your horses as far as their belly.
     
    01-22-2013, 04:13 PM
  #20
Trained
Poppy I don't think he was being rude as in asking a general question...
     

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