HELP with a Hard Keeper & a HayBell/Ribby Horse - The Horse Forum
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By loosie
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 08-06-2013, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 15
• Horses: 2
HELP with a Hard Keeper & a HayBell/Ribby Horse

I have an Appaloosa Stallion who gets fed:
1 Quart of Alfalfa Cubes (Broken Down)
4 Quarts 12:12 (12 fat: 12 Protien)
And 2 tablespoons CalfMana
TWICE A DAY
Along with 3/4 a bale of hay twice a day.

He's still ribby and he's not even breeding. He is also up to date on worming.

I also have a Quarter Horse/ Paint X who is the complete oposite! He has a hay belly but yet shows some ribs, only like two or three and they arnt bad. Even still, I would like for him to not look so out of shape because of his hay belly. I have heard it could be my hay and that he needs someting for his digestion.
He currently is fed:
2 Quarts of Alfalfa Cubes (Broken Down)
3 Quarts 12:12 (12 fat: 12 Protien)
And 2 tablespoons CalfMana
TWICE A DAY
Along with 1/2 a bale of hay twice a day.

Any help on them would be WONDERFUL! Thanks :)
(Pictures are from a while ago! Not upto date, sorry)
Attached Images
File Type: jpg mah boiii.jpg (47.7 KB, 80 views)
File Type: jpg booboo.jpg (22.8 KB, 79 views)
File Type: jpg kdawg.jpg (28.8 KB, 76 views)
KayleePodus is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 08-06-2013, 12:48 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
Posts: 11,259
• Horses: 3
The Appaloosa looks in good shape, perfect weight, the other picture of the other horse is too small for me to see on my phone.
Posted via Mobile Device
waresbear is online now  
post #3 of 8 Old 08-06-2013, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 15
• Horses: 2
I don't know how to add more pictures.. but the stallion (Kenny) slimmed down a lotttt..
Posted via Mobile Device
KayleePodus is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 08-06-2013, 01:01 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Posts: 21,984
• Horses: 24
From what I can see, I agree with Ware. The appy appears to be in good condition, but there is only so much we can see from a picture.

You say he is UTD on worming, but when is the last time his teeth were floated? Bad teeth can cause an otherwise healthy horse to have a hard time keeping weight.

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
smrobs is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 08-06-2013, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 15
• Horses: 2
His teeth we checked and were fine.. I bought him 2 months ago and was all set on everything
Posted via Mobile Device
KayleePodus is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 08-06-2013, 01:15 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,197
• Horses: 5
Welcome to the forum .....
texasgal is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 08-12-2013, 03:18 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 12,542
• Horses: 0
Hi, welcome.

Agree with others. Appy looks good, black horse pic is hard to tell. Neither appears to have a hay belly at all.

I'd start by ensuring they're effectively wormed. You may be diligent but sometimes pastes don't cut it.

What is the 12:12 stuff? Is it grain based or otherwise high starch/ sugar? If so I'd consider an alternative that's healthier, more digestible energy, such as beet pulp, rice bran, soy meal/hulls, etc.
Posted via Mobile Device
KigerQueen likes this.
loosie is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 08-12-2013, 03:25 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 4
• Horses: 0
Tape worm? Most wormers don't cover them.
josmundson is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Easy keeper became hard keeper itsjustme Horse Health 7 02-21-2013 08:13 PM
Small acreage+hard keeper+winter= mud & disaster- opinions?! caseymyhorserocks Horse Nutrition 4 11-21-2011 09:10 PM
Hard-Keeper & Cough AnimalFarm2006 Horse Health 3 07-21-2011 07:11 PM
Easy Keeper and Hard Keeper together 2SCHorses Horse Nutrition 16 06-22-2011 02:02 AM
New horse....hard keeper. monicadunlap Horse Nutrition 3 04-13-2011 03:12 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome