6 months and 400 lbs later..

       The Horse Forum > Horse Pictures, Videos, Artwork, and Contests > Horse Pictures

6 months and 400 lbs later..

This is a discussion on 6 months and 400 lbs later.. within the Horse Pictures forums, part of the Horse Pictures, Videos, Artwork, and Contests category

Like Tree3Likes
  • 2 Post By DriftingShadow
  • 1 Post By DriftingShadow

LinkBack Thread Tools
    09-26-2012, 02:33 AM
6 months and 400 lbs later..

Drifter gained a major hay belly while on paddock rest for 4 weeks, but he is finally starting to lose it. He is still in no work other than light rides due to his stifle injury, but he is moving really well out in his pasture. Thankfully he seems to have kept all his weight even though we had to cut his grain due to ulcers (gosh its been an eVETful month...ha).

I was letting him graze by the small arena today and I snapped some pics of him looking oh so handsome. Can't believe 6 months ago he only weighed 850 lbs. He has come a long way. According to his last vet visit he is now up to 1,270. I think we are starting to look a little chubby, but I am keeping an eye on him. I think it is mainly because he is getting to be a pasture puff as of right now. And sorry for the lack of muscle tone, we were doing so good about finally developing some and the 4 weeks of rest snatched it all away. Once we can get back to riding long distances again I am hoping it will build back up

Oh, and .. Ahem...sorry about 2 of the photos (you'll know which ones I'm talking about). The mare he has a crush on was working in the arena and that happens every time he sees her. Not every mare, just her. He's so weird. I think he refuses to believe I gelded him.

But anyways, I didnt notice it until after I had taken the pictures. So Im apologizing for that now haha
Attached Images
File Type: jpg driftied.jpg (27.9 KB, 159 views)
File Type: jpg Driftied2.jpg (48.9 KB, 153 views)
File Type: jpg driftied3.jpg (41.7 KB, 153 views)
File Type: jpg driftied4.jpg (37.8 KB, 156 views)
Sponsored Links
    09-26-2012, 02:44 AM
Handsome, handsome....even with 5 legs
    09-26-2012, 05:18 AM
Woohoo, when's the grass baby due? He looks lovely, and my horse does that too - although his girlfriend is a complete hussy and keeps pressing her butt toward him...but there she is, and down it comes! Lol.

So you don't feel too embarrassed about the belly...here's Brock's:

Barrel! It's so stretched underneath, I'm afraid he might burst :/

ETA: Sorry for the gigantic picture, picture resizing doesn't seem to be working...
    09-26-2012, 11:51 AM
Grass baby, evil horse? More like grass twins!! He has always been such a hard keeper before now that this is totally new for us. I wonder if curing his ulcers is helping him to keep weight on? I love the pic of Brock! Such a handsome boy :) and good to know that Drif isn't the only pregnant gelding out there hahaha
Posted via Mobile Device
EvilHorseOfDoom likes this.
    09-27-2012, 07:49 AM
Originally Posted by DriftingShadow    
Grass baby, evil horse? More like grass twins!! He has always been such a hard keeper before now that this is totally new for us. I wonder if curing his ulcers is helping him to keep weight on? I love the pic of Brock! Such a handsome boy :) and good to know that Drif isn't the only pregnant gelding out there hahaha
Posted via Mobile Device
Haha twins indeed! He was similar when I first bought him in early 2011 - the lady who trucked him to his new home was like "Ummm...are you sure that's not a pregnant mare?" when she first saw him in the field. His anatomy proved otherwise, thankfully, and he trimmed up in no time after I took him out of the paddock but, well, here he is again! Difficult to ride with, it moves from side to side and kills my hips lol.

I think curing his ulcers would definitely helped Drif keep weight on, and the stifle injury has probably helped too as I'm pretty sure he wouldn't be doing much running around on it! He's a handsome boy even with the belly and no topline, but horses seem to trim up and build muscle so much easier than people so I'm sure he won't take long to get back into shape once he's over his injury!

Brock is too lazy to run around anyway lol, believe it or not this is him on a diet, when he's on full feed he develops layers of fat on his back, neck and ribs that jiggle when you poke them...
    09-27-2012, 10:21 AM
Green Broke
Does that fifth leg help him run faster??? XD

Sorry, I crack myself up...he looks great!
Posted via Mobile Device

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
5 months of TLC TristaJean Horse Pictures 10 05-25-2012 03:24 AM
3 months Hedgie Jumping 3 05-22-2012 05:05 PM
My new 5 months old QH yay! amschrader87 Horse Talk 11 11-20-2011 10:30 PM
15 months old now csimkunas6 Horse Riding Critique 6 07-21-2011 03:40 PM
7 months old horsecrazy15 Horse Training 15 02-01-2007 05:39 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:03 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0