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post #61 of 65 Old 08-15-2012, 09:09 PM
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She's definitely coming along nicely!
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post #62 of 65 Old 08-16-2012, 11:34 AM
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I fostered a 25 year old underweight mare before, and I was told to feed her "Fat and Fiber" grain that you could get at TSC. I worked pretty well.
I have never tried this but I heard that you should mix half a cup of vegtable oil in to their feed. Also beet pulp is good for putting weight on horses.
Glad she got out of there.
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post #63 of 65 Old 08-16-2012, 11:38 AM
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Sorry I did not see that some of that was already said.
And there is a HUGE differecne, her ribs and spine don't stick ou like before.
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post #64 of 65 Old 08-16-2012, 11:51 AM
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She looks a lot better and I'd say she is gaining at around the right rate, you don't want it going on to fast. Whatever you are doing it's working
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post #65 of 65 Old 10-19-2012, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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Sugar is looking AMAZING....will post a new pic tomorrow. Jumped on her bareback tonight, the first time I have been on her since she's been home, and rode maybe 15-20 minutes around the house. She was tenderfooted when we crossed the gravel drive (she is barefoot), but was a complete doll. I will never understand why so many people turn their noses up at "old" horses.....I would have a whole pasture full if I could afford it.
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