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post #11 of 36 Old 05-05-2013, 04:37 PM
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post #12 of 36 Old 05-05-2013, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! So am I, lol. I'm going to do lots of falling when we get fat enough for bareback, haha.
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post #13 of 36 Old 05-07-2013, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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So..we have an update :p She seems kinda stuck with filling in her back end before her ribs will start covering up.

I think she's looking great for 2 months of weight gain on just pasture and hay though! I can tell she's still gaining, it's just slowed down a bit.


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That's pretty normal. You're doing a good job!

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post #15 of 36 Old 05-07-2013, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! I hope so..I usually have to get weight off them..so this one needing so much after being starved (which I wholeheartedly believe) is different than what I'm use to doing, haha.

I figured the ribs would be the last to cover up since they're usually the first sign a horse is too thin.

Now we're working on the rain rot that is covering her whole loin (I think that's the name of the area I'm thinking of lol) on both sides ;; I should've known she'd need something for her immune system when I got her..I won't be skimping on that $35 again :/ I'm going to keep her on 5cc of vit-a orally once a week for 2 months and then drop to once a month if it clears up..if not we'll stay at once a week until it's gone and then switch to once a month.
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post #16 of 36 Old 05-15-2013, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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And..she looks horrible today..Within 3 days she had to have lost a good 50lbs or so between moving pastures and starting grain. I'll be upping the grain at the end of the week since I'm weaning her onto it, but I hope she settles down soon to the new pasture.



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Is she drinking well in her new pasture? Weight loss that sudden would tend to make me think dehydration.

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Did you ever have a vet look at her?

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post #19 of 36 Old 05-15-2013, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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She seems well hydrated, her skin snaps right back and such. She drank just fine in the paddock as well, she's not one to be picky with water, she drinks from everything and anything if we stop for a break or such.

The vet looked at her when she got her shots and coggins pulled, but she also told me she wouldn't really look at her because she cowkicked and vet decided she was giving shots and running.

Her teeth are great from what I can tell (I hand-float my own).

I'm figuring it's because she's super stressed about not being with her usual pasture buddies and she's either pacing it off, or running it off calling for them (doesn't seem very fond of the senior horses who don't do much, lol).
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post #20 of 36 Old 05-18-2013, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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I have good news!
She's gained all the weight she previously lost back, and then some! *jumps around*
I was planning on upping her grain to a half instead of a third, but I'm going to see how she does on this, and then I may add supplements and/or some mare stuff..coz her heat cycles are HORRID.

Anywho, some pictures (I know..it's not tuesday xD )



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