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post #1 of 6 Old 04-23-2011, 02:27 AM Thread Starter
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Realy wanted to share this with everyone

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!

www.wildhorseproject.blogspot.com
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post #2 of 6 Old 04-23-2011, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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O meant to add, please share any stories, tips and questions and photos about any horses you may have rehabbed too

Id love to see other people experiances
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post #3 of 6 Old 04-24-2011, 08:45 PM
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Wow, very nice looking horses. It's good to know somebody is looking out for wild horses. Silver Fern is beautiful.

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
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post #4 of 6 Old 04-24-2011, 09:47 PM
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What a fabulous transformation of this horse (& the others)! Kudos to you! What is "hard feed" - I forget!
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post #5 of 6 Old 04-24-2011, 09:59 PM
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I agree!!!! Incredible transformation!!! He looks great! Congrats on your winnings :) How exciting!!
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post #6 of 6 Old 04-25-2011, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks so much everyone!1 it has been one of the most rewarding experiances working with these horses.

Yea Silver Fern is gorgeous to, actually is probaby far more eye catching than the boy, she jus arrived in slightly better condition than he did.

Um hard feed is like, grain, pelleted, extruded feed, basically if you buy it in a sack and its not chaff, I would call it hard feed...or that's what we call it in my neck of thw woods anyway..like sweetfeed, or oats or the like

I used a premixed feed that had some minrals and vitamens in it, as well as quite a high oil content,small amounts twice a day, but mostly just hay and grass, as it took them a very long time to even nibble at their feed, they thought it was disgusting rubbish, they did eat lucernce chaff though and this was how I got food into them to begin with. They still lok at me funny if I offer them a carrot or apple..
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