Originally Posted by azarni
Is there a reason he's that underweight?
To my understanding, there was a person that got him AFTER the riding stables had him, (and before my friend got him) they undernourished him and didn't take care of him like they should've. My friend runs a rescue ... she ended up getting him from them. She actually only had him for about a month ... and she said he put weight on since she had him. I just got him yesterday. I plan on fattening him up of course. My friend had the vet check him out and the vet said his teeth are fine, and he's healthy besides the weight issue of course, plus he has the fused hock and possibly some arthritis. My plan is to fatten him up with unlimited hay all winter long ... and then by spring I'm hoping that I can start doing some pleasure riding on him (nothing major). That's all he's going to be for - loving on, and pleasure riding.