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post #1 of 2 Old 11-25-2011, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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Any ideas/help for my overweight gelding without supplements?

My 11 year old paint has started to pack on the pounds. I'm trying to keep a riding regiment to help him lose weight but other than that what can i do differently with his diet to reduce his weight without using a supplement? I live in Colorado, so I want him to get enough food to stay warm (he's not stalled) throughout the night. He also has full access to about 5 acres of land. Right now we give him 2 flakes of grass hay, morning and night. I've tried to cut down his food and work him more frequently but it hasn't done the trick. Thanks for the help!
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post #2 of 2 Old 11-25-2011, 08:27 PM
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horses shouldnt really have their hay cut back to reduce weight. Cut back on feed, or green rich grass but they need hay to keep their insides healthy and not develop ulcers and other issues. You may want to talk to the vet about meidcal problems causing problems, Winter is coming and green grass is dieing, give him hay and exersise and get him checked out.
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