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post #1 of 15 Old 04-04-2012, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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What a Change: 10 Weeks Have Passed

I have had my new boy for 10.5 weeks now. When I first got him he was mildly underweight by about 50-100 pounds and lacked a lot of muscle tone. After the first 10 days I had him he came down with a stone bruise so wasn't worked, then, he needed his teeth floated so we lost another few days of "good" work due to head tossing and fussing. He was on only 3 quarts of grain per day and two flakes of hay twice a day when I got him. I upped him, over a period of 4 weeks, to 4 quarts of grain + 4 quarts of pellets per day, plus 6 cups of rice bran pellets per day. He is also now getting 6 flakes of hay per day with an added two flakes at night for his "snack."

Pic 1 is the day I brought him home on 22 Jan. 2nd pic was exactly 5 weeks later on 26 Feb. Pic 3 was taken tonight, 10 weeks and three days later.
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post #2 of 15 Old 04-04-2012, 07:54 PM
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Wow, looking terrrific!
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post #3 of 15 Old 04-04-2012, 08:00 PM
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He looks stunning!!! Awesome job!

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post #4 of 15 Old 04-04-2012, 08:02 PM
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wow! Good job, he's quite the looker now. ;)

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post #5 of 15 Old 04-04-2012, 08:40 PM
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Lovely job done with this horse!
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post #6 of 15 Old 04-04-2012, 08:45 PM
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He looks fantastic! Great job!

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post #7 of 15 Old 04-04-2012, 11:19 PM
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Great work!! Seriously, one of the best transformations I've seen yet, he looks amazing!! Keep up the good work, and Kudos for you for going that extra step with making sure he is healthy, pain free, and happy!!
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post #8 of 15 Old 04-04-2012, 11:30 PM
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Very nicely done! :) same name as my gelding I just bought also. :)
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post #9 of 15 Old 04-05-2012, 01:07 AM
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wow good job
Is he a Thoroughbred
What a transformation

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post #10 of 15 Old 04-05-2012, 07:23 AM Thread Starter
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is he a Thoroughbred
Thoroughbred yes but I have had several people ask me if he is a Trakehner :) since he is more solidly built.
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