Originally Posted by AlexS
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!
My first horse(s) were a mare (11 at the time and fat and happy) and an ollllldddd gelding that looking like that horse in the picture. We got two for one because we had to take the gelding with the mare in order to purchase the mare.. the story behind his skinnyness is that he had starved himself when she had been previously sold away from him- hence they HAD to stay together.
Due to his age we had a hell of a time keeping weight on the old boy, and we did what we could to make him gain/keep weight (teethfloating,worming, 24/7 hay (wich didnt help the fat mare lol) senior feed, and calorie additives)...he was not a cheap horse to keep around.. and we had alot of people who called animal control on us over his appearance. We finally put him down when he started to LOSE weight despite our efforts with him.
Get off your self righteous horse and don't be so darn quick to judge! NOT ALL OLD HORSES CAN KEEP WEIGHT!