I am posting pictures of two horses that I have brought to a healthy weight from the point of first acquiring them. The first horse is a OTTB gelding that I named I Cannon I Will aka Cannon. I got him after he was only 4 months off the track but he had switched owners 4 times since then! Poor boy...he was the sweetest horse too...guess they just didn't want to take the time to put weight on him...so they did nothing. I got him for free after giving the seller a news flash that he was not worth $2500 in his current state. I did have to rehome him with my friend when I lost my job.
Before Picture 1: Dull coat and bunch of untreated cuts and kicks from pasture mates.
Before Picture 2: Coat is a little better. Took this picture after he had already gained about 50lbs....I cannot seem to find the pictures I took of him the day I got him.
After Picture 1: About 1 month into owning him.
After Picture 2: This picture was taken a week before I had to rehome him. Nice coat and good weight (although could have still used more)
So that's Cannon's progress while I owned him for only about 2 months. I found out quickly that he wasn't a hard keeper at all...but that they were only giving him two flakes of grass hay a day. TWO FLAKES a day for a 17 Hand horse?? And no grain???
Pictures of the next horse coming after this post.