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post #11 of 32 Old 05-07-2011, 06:48 PM
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I can't tell by the picture but your tail looks braided all the way up? Not sure how it is tied but too many people have had the tails fall off from braiding incorre ctly. You should braid it below the tail bone
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post #12 of 32 Old 05-07-2011, 06:53 PM
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Probiotics are good to feed. It balances the gut. Try finding a 10/10 feed, 10% protein and 10% fat. I use that when my oldies drop weight in the winter. Also feed more hay. When the grass comes in they'll stop eating the hay.
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I can't tell by the picture but your tail looks braided all the way up? Not sure how it is tied but too many people have had the tails fall off from braiding incorre ctly. You should braid it below the tail bone
^^this has nothing to do with the OP, and from the picture it is clear that the braid is banded/ finished well below the tail bone where there is no danger.

To the OP, I see a big difference. :( Glad you caught it and are asking about it now, get some more groceries and hay.

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I can't tell by the picture but your tail looks braided all the way up? Not sure how it is tied but too many people have had the tails fall off from braiding incorre ctly. You should braid it below the tail bone
This statement makes zero sense. It's practically impossible to braid the tail higher then the tail bone, unless you're doing a french braid which is in no size shape or form going to cause the tail to fall off. There is no way to braid so tightly that the tail "falls off" before the hair works loose. The only endangerment of having a tail fall off is either banding on the tail bone with elastics, or doing a tail wrap too tight.

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post #15 of 32 Old 05-07-2011, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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I can't tell by the picture but your tail looks braided all the way up? Not sure how it is tied but too many people have had the tails fall off from braiding incorre ctly. You should braid it below the tail bone
Where in the heck did you hear this?
This statement is incorrect.
There is no way that a horses tail will fall of if you braid their hair from the top.
My braid is all the way from the top to the bottom in a french braid.

I think my other feed dealer sells triple crown feed, it might be decently priced as well.
Should I still deworm her using Zimeric gold wormer?
I talked to my dad and he said that we could get some alfalfa square bails tomorow, they weight about the same as my old ones 80lbs.
Hopefully this week we can let my horses in my other pasture that has a crazy amount of grass! I mean it's so lushes.
Yeah, I am glad I asked for help before it was to late.
How much does triple crown feed usually cost? What are the benefits of triple crown feed vs other feeds? If I was using triple crown swnior feed on teddybear how long do you think it will take to gain the weight back? Thanks very much everyone!


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I had great success with TCC. I am unsure of the exact cost per bag but if the other horses are healthy... I would just feed it to the mare in question.
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If I was using triple crown swnior feed on teddybear how long do you think it will take to gain the weight back? Thanks very much everyone!

I just started using Seminole Senior on my mare that was beginning to look a bit like Teddybear's recent pictures. I think it's similar to Triple Crown, and I could see a difference in a week. It's somewhat amazing that it made an improvement that quickly.
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All this talk about feeding regimens is great, but PLEASE have her checked out by a vet first. She could have health issues that have nothing to do with her feed, and while you are trying this and that feed, she could continue to drop weight ....

IMO, have her looked at by a vet to rule out any diseases or internal issues FIRST.....

Once she gets the all clear physically, THEN you should go about finding an optimal feeding regimen.

My point is: while you are busy trying to fix her diet, the problem could be something else entirely.

A clean bill of health, I.e. Having a vet check her for health issues, should be your first priority.....


Not her feeding regimen.

Just my opinion.
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When I have enough money to get her teeth done I will ask the vet to do a fecial test and to look at Teddy.
Last night I put her in a nice stall and gave her 3/4 of a bail so that she eats all of her hay and not the others.
Thanks.


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My point exactly. Thank you.
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