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post #1 of 12 Old 09-01-2013, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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Weight Update- 5 months later

Okay all. It's been 5 months since the winter from hell with this guy. He has since been treated with ulcers, has stayed on Smartpak's SmartGut Ultra and has his best friend back in the pasture with him (which has definitely seemed to lift his spirits considerably).

I just want to say first before I post the two comparison shots of him, that if anyone is on here searching for nutrition advice for their horses - take all suggestions seriously! And pay attention to what people tell you! Everyone on here was SO INSTRUMENTAL in getting him back in top shape. They answered questions, and literally walked through every detail of finding the right type of feeding regimen for him. I will never forget the new motto I learned - "Keep It Simple Stupid"

His current feeding schedule is he is on pasture 24/7 with Purina Ultium and his SmartGut Ultra supplement. He is in moderate work 4x a week, and we are working on building him back up into shape but he has come a long way.

Without further ado ... My big beautiful bay man!

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post #2 of 12 Old 09-01-2013, 11:32 PM
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Big improvement!
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post #3 of 12 Old 09-02-2013, 12:29 AM
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Wow, he's filled out a lot! He's gorgeous!

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post #4 of 12 Old 09-02-2013, 01:24 AM
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Great job! Kudos to you for helping him back to a good life.
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post #5 of 12 Old 09-02-2013, 01:47 AM
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What a difference! Almost doesn't even look like the same horse. Great job!
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post #6 of 12 Old 09-02-2013, 01:52 AM
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post #7 of 12 Old 09-02-2013, 02:06 AM
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He looks so much happier!! :)

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post #8 of 12 Old 09-02-2013, 02:12 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you Desert and Sky! Yall were both there right from the beginning. And I agree Sky, he does! His best friend is back to stay and I think it was the final ingredient needed for him to really come into his own.




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post #9 of 12 Old 09-02-2013, 03:10 AM
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We say, in Germany, " one head, one butt" when two really like each other....
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post #10 of 12 Old 09-02-2013, 05:57 AM
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Aww, that is so cute. I often think how sad it is to be a horse in a relationship and all of a sudden your owner sells you or your friend and you never see them again. I had a mare that was in love with a friends gelding. They were joined at the hip, all the time. They would call to each other if one was away for a bit. One day my friend decided to move her horse elsewhere and my mare was lost. There were several other horses there but not her friend. Luckily, her friend returned after a few months and they immediately picked up where they had left off. Their bonds are very real, that is for sure.

Glad your guy looks so wonderful now, you are doing a great job. So nice to see him happy with his friend by his side. :)
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