Originally Posted by sarahver
Unfortunately the angle the pic is taken from is not ideal to see much of anything really and in addition his body is bent as he tries to face the camera. Do you have a pic taken from the side where he is looking straight ahead? That will give us a much better vantage point to see what is going on with his topline/weight.
I think Anabel made a great point about muscle atrophy, even from the dodgy camera angle, his back muscles do appear to be weaker than I would expect even in a horse that is lacking topline. That's great that you have a new saddle that fits but it may be well worth your while to look into some chiro and/or massage therapy if there has been a poor saddle fit previously.
I'll try and get some more pics of him from the side. I'm not too familiar with massage therapy but sounds like something worth looking into.
Originally Posted by Peggysue
protien does not cause hoof issues sugars and starches do
What is he eating now?? Weights please not scoops or flakes :)
Protein did cause hoof damage for him and my farrier said he is getting better.
Right now he gets straight alfalfa, beet pulp, and Diatomaceous Earth. The beet pulp is soaked all day and I just mix the diatomaceous earth in it and make it sloppy enough so he doesn't choke on anything.