Nutrition plays such a huge part in horse development.
10months ago I took on some mustered wild horses that would otherwise go to slaughter. They arrived on the back of a stock truck straight from the wild.
The stallion I received, looked to be about two years old. He was so skinny, frail, wormy the wind may have blown him over. A check of his teeth the week he arrived, confirmed him to be abot 2yrs old.
We put the wild horses on a good worming program, fed them up with small amoutns of hard feed, gave them access to salt and mineral block. The changes were huge.
Within 8months the little stallion had lost all his baby teeth, and now instead had the teeth that showed him to be 4-5 years old. He grew and grew and now looks healthy and happy. He developed two years, in just 8months....
Just shows how much nutrition plays a part in horse development
I can't load photos on this thread, but the pics show an amazing differance.
But please please check out my blog to see the results, I just won a competition for rehabiltating skinny horses!