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post #11 of 67 Old 08-24-2011, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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Well - he is very thin. I am curious though as to why his coat shines? The shine typically goes prior to the weight loss.

As far as the no hay in the stall - after they finish eating - there usually isn't. Not defending anyone - simply stating a fact.
His coat shines? I saw the horse in person and his coat was very rough and almost "hard". I don't know how to describe it. These photos were taken on my cell phone.

They didn't have any hay at the facility. I asked the boy if I could give him some hay, and they said they didn't have any. The only hay there belonged to someone else (boarders, I think).

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post #12 of 67 Old 08-24-2011, 04:30 PM
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Oh dear, he's skinny. About the weight of my old guy, who wont be with us much longer. :( good luck.
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post #13 of 67 Old 08-24-2011, 05:49 PM
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Oh dear, he's skinny. About the weight of my old guy, who wont be with us much longer. :( good luck.
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Why does 'your old guy' look like that? And he likely will not be around for much longer, if you don't feed him he will slowly starve to death!

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post #14 of 67 Old 08-24-2011, 06:03 PM
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Oh dear, he's skinny. About the weight of my old guy, who wont be with us much longer. :( good luck.
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That is very disturbing. What does your vet say is wrong with him? Maybe you should be getting him a senior feed and getting the weight back on.
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post #15 of 67 Old 08-24-2011, 06:14 PM
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The horse pictured is beyond thin, he is emaciated, how can anyone defend that? I doubt very much if his coat actually shines, good luck in helping him out OP.

As to Ilovemyphilip, if you have a horse who looks the same then maybe his time is now?
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post #16 of 67 Old 08-24-2011, 06:23 PM
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Don't let him suffer
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post #17 of 67 Old 08-24-2011, 10:44 PM
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I hope you can get something figured out for that poor boy.

Phillip - I pray you don't say its cause he is old. We kept a good weight on our old guy for a long time. He never was fat, but deffinately not emaciated, and when he would no longer hold weight at all we had him PTS. Hopefully you have enough respect for your horse to do the same.
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Oh dear, he's skinny. About the weight of my old guy, who wont be with us much longer. :( good luck.
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Posts like this one make me think you just like to have people annoyed with you for the attention it gets you.
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post #19 of 67 Old 08-25-2011, 06:47 AM
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Wishing you luck with finding a way to help out these horses & I can only hope that there is a positive outcome. Please keep us updated on your progress in helping with the situation.

Thumbs up for being the one to finally do something about it!

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post #20 of 67 Old 08-25-2011, 08:29 AM
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Phillip - I pray you don't say its cause he is old.
Old is no excuse. I have a 25 y/o that I have to watch very carefully because he'll get tubby if he's overfed!

If an older horse is losing weight and it's not their teeth, there's obviously something wrong internally. If you can't afford a diagnostic workup, at least put the poor thing down instead of waiting until he keels over on his own and you have an emergency euth.
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