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post #11 of 15 Old 03-12-2012, 07:30 PM
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It sounds like a decent feed. You could always add flax seed, beet pulp or a fat supplement as well. Mine are air ferns so I never have that problem. It's been a few years but Lacey was thin when I bought her, I used Fat Cat by vapco for her and was really pleased with the results.

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post #12 of 15 Old 03-12-2012, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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I read your other thread on him. I'm not entirely sure why you are concerned about his weight at this point. You've said he's otherwise healthy, been vet checked, wormed, teeth checked and he eats to his own satisfaction. He is also on pasture pretty much all the time and not gettin bullied into starvation. You also say that he was the same last year plus you show him plumping up again -if I followed your photo timeline correctly?

Normally healthy horses in the wild thin down considerably before spring. This actually prepares them for grazing on all that high carb spring grass without foundering and otherwise making fools of themselves. I honestly think that if he isn't ill, in pain or being bullied, I'd wait and see if he starts plumping back up as the spring wears on.
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The issue is saddle fit when I put him back in to work, I cannot afford another saddle, lol (a fat saddle and a skiiny saddle) also People that I ride with definitely notice the weight loss and comment on him being too skinny. Maybe I am being a little over-reactive, but All my previous horses were almost impossible to keep the weight off. My Perch mare eats less then all the other horses and she is a good 400-500 lbs heavier, lol
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Not to hijack thread, however, didn't know flax is a weight gain grain as well? I always fed it to give a shine factor, bonus though or detriment since I have hogs at the moment.
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It sounds like a decent feed. You could always add flax seed, beet pulp or a fat supplement as well. Mine are air ferns so I never have that problem. It's been a few years but Lacey was thin when I bought her, I used Fat Cat by vapco for her and was really pleased with the results.

Lovely boy by the way!

Thanks! I am very critical of him and his condition and conformation. I don't think he is as big of a confromational mess as I think , lol... Shork necked, weak necked, fluffy maned, cow hocked, high whithered, under muscled poor sod! But boy can he move! If you read some of my other posts on him, you will see we came a LONG WAY! One of those green plus green combos
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Not to hijack thread, however, didn't know flax is a weight gain grain as well? I always fed it to give a shine factor, bonus though or detriment since I have hogs at the moment.
My grandpa used flax seed oil on thin ones he'd get in when I was younger. I remember quite a few quick turn arounds. May not have been from the flax though. Couldn't hurt anyway

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