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        01-04-2009, 12:40 AM
      #1
    Yearling
    New Piccies of my girls :)

    Hi all
    I havent posted any pics of the girls for awhile and they've changed a bit. Dana has lost weight due to being ridden more frequently and being taken off her pellets and Delta's weight is fluctuating as always.

    In the first pic I love how Dana's legs looks o neat and muscular. Now she's lost weight she looks taller than 15.22hh
    In the second one Delta is rolling in her favorite scartchy patch
    In the third one it looks like something scared he but its just the face she pulls when she's getting up
    By the way, Am I the only one who thinks that the old uploading system should have been left alone? This one is too complicated. Don't fix what aint broke I say.
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        01-04-2009, 01:05 AM
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    Dana looks like she could use some more weight.
         
        01-04-2009, 02:42 AM
      #3
    Yearling
    She probably could yes but I don't buy the feed because I'm just the groom and rider and their owner is a shift nurse who I will be the first to admit shouldnt have animals......
         
        01-04-2009, 04:15 AM
      #4
    Weanling
    The horse in the first pics looks too underweight. SOURCE is the best feed suppliment for putting on weight on hard keepers I have ever used, next to corn oil. I would suggest doing something quick, I wuddn't ride her until she is back to proper weight myself.
         
        01-04-2009, 09:08 AM
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    She probably could yes but I don't buy the feed because I'm just the groom and rider and their owner is a shift nurse who I will be the first to admit shouldnt have animals......
    I get that the horses are not yours. But, I would not ride that first one in current condition. Also, I'd be certain to tell the owner that that horse is underweight.
         
        01-05-2009, 12:44 AM
      #6
    Yearling
    Yeah I certainly nto riding her and her owner commented the other day that she is underweight but Im sick of him sitting on his bottom claiming he dosnt have the time even if the money comes out of my own pocket......lazy mongrel
         
        01-05-2009, 01:58 AM
      #7
    Weanling
    It is just when they are way too underweight (and honestly, hon, that is not a 'little' underweight, that is a lot, I would be ashamed for any of my horses to look that poorly for long) they already don't have enough calories in thier body to live on, much less take the added strain of being ridden. Like never feeding someone but expecting them to work nonetheless. Mite work well for fashion models, but that is self-imposed, the horse would never chose that for themselves. I would say feed isn't her only issue, that perhaps her teeth need floating. When a horse has a hard time keeping weight it also has to do with the teeth. Our gelding was a horrible keeper, I was beggering myself making him look to weight (and he is 28, and looks good now) but once he had his teeth floated he put alot of weight on.

    Sorry, I would be honest with the owner and tell him his horse is way too thin and malnourished and that you won't ride until she gets some groceries in her. It really isn't fair on the horse. Also, when they are real thin like that, the saddle and girth has gotta make them raw, rubbing on all those bones...... I work in rescue and I never saddle the bony ones, I wait for them to pack some meat on them bones first.
         
        01-05-2009, 04:39 AM
      #8
    Yearling
    As I said don't worry Im NOT riding her. And its ony been in the last few weeks that she's really gone downhill and you don't know what Vic is like. Its all well and good for you to sit there on the otherside of the planet and shake the finger accusingly and say I'm not doing the right thing. I AGREE ENTIRELY WITH YOU!!!!! DANA IS UNDERWEIGHT AND SO IS DELTA BUT VIC IS A HARD MAN TO FIND HOME, NOT WITH HIS BLESSED SHEEP AND TO TALK SOME SENSE INTO!!!
    I bought some luceren chaff and pellets that I will soak in corn oil and feed them when he's not there because if he sees e feeding them he will either drop the bundle completely or blow the stack and never let me within a 600 mile radius of her again because he'll think im taking orders from the mother-ship otherwise known as the 'ex-wife'.
    But the sad thing is hat the horses are the animals in the best condition there. The sheep are dying left right and center (except for his blessed show sheep) and the dogs (four sheep dogs and one mareema) are living in chook pens and in their own excrement.
    I KNOW ITS FLAMIN HORRIBLE BUT IF I CALL THE RSPCA THEY WILL TAKE THE ANIMALS, SAY THANKS KID AND I WILL NEVER SEE DANA AGAIN. So don't you come wagging your fingers aqt me coz I am virtually powerless

    Any questions now I have finished ranting?
         
        01-05-2009, 08:27 AM
      #9
    Weanling
    I wasn't sure what
    Quote:
    Yeah I certainly nto riding her
    meant. My apologies, thought it meant you that you were 'into riding her", I didn't realise you meant 'not riding her.' My bad.

    Didn't mean to wag fingers. I have had some horses that were also just hard keepers, it isn't like you starve them but since they have some issue as to why they aren't processing food right, you waste food tryin to make them fat and it doesn't work. The teeth are usually a major issue.

    My apologies if I seemed to scold. Sounds like you are doin all you can, you are in a tuff spot no doubt. It is commendable that you are helping her at your own expense. Perhaps some beet pulp soaked in corn oil mite help more? Just a suggestion, depends on her age. Has she ever foundered that you know of?

    Can you buy Dana? Also, I have turned in people for horses before, and the rescues that work with animal control will have record and you would have a brownie point in your corner if you were the one that alerted them to her plight.

    I know how hard it is, but if turning him in meant a better life for Dana, I would want what was best for her, even if it meant not having her around. And all the other helpless animals.
         
        01-05-2009, 10:44 AM
      #10
    Trained
    I wish your luck goes better with the girls. They are both very pretty mares. I love the face on the sorrle. Is there any chance that you could buy them?
         

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