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        08-15-2012, 09:09 PM
      #61
    Trained
    She's definitely coming along nicely!
         
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        08-16-2012, 11:34 AM
      #62
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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.
    Good Luck!
         
        08-16-2012, 11:38 AM
      #63
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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.
         
        08-16-2012, 11:51 AM
      #64
    Trained
    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
         
        10-19-2012, 09:05 PM
      #65
    Weanling
    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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