A bit of back story before I begin. I have had each of my horses for roughly 12 months now. Most of them have come to me in varying degrees of underweight.
I will admit right from the start that for the first few months of attempting to feed them up I was basically going in blind. I didn't really have a clue how to feed a horse to put weight on them. I have done hours and hours of research trying to figure out the best way to feed them to get them healthy in all ways. Weight, minerals, etc.
Now when I first started figuring out how to feed them I weight taped them all. I know it is not the most accurate way to weigh a horse, but I figure that if I am using the same weight tape everytime it will at least give me a gauge of how much weight they are actually putting on.
While my intentions were good to tape them regularly it kind of fell by the wayside and I have just been watching their weight gain with eyes and hands. They all look healthy and shiny now, their ribs and hips are covered, etc.
But until today I didn't realise just how much they had put on, or just how underweight they were.
Today was de-worming day. In an effort to make sure their dosage was as accurate as possible, I taped them again.
Rex has gone from 570kg to 625kg
Phoenix has gone from 500kg to 560kg
Kody has gone from 500kg to 570kg
Hugo has gone from 540kg to 650kg!!
Sorry for the rambling and all the photos, but I am just so excited that the results are really shining through now!!