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    10-10-2010, 02:45 PM
before and after (and overall) critique! :) ottb.

I don't have any pictures of me riding him, but this is my ottb, moon bean. His barn name is beaner. He's 7 years old and 15.2hh. He is registered dark bay/brown, and was pretty bleached out from being naked in a field all summer.

I got him august 22, 2010.

I don't have any pictures of me riding him as of right now beacuse he just got finished got a 2 week break due to being foot sore from going barefoot. So, I got front shoes put on him on thursday and he's just now getting back into work and re-training.

(we're working on getting his weight up and getting him healthy and shiny.)

Anyways, pictures! :) if you have any questions, feel free to ask!

August 22:



October 9:


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    10-10-2010, 02:52 PM
And just some random pictures from october 7th and 9th.

October 7th:


October 9th:

    10-10-2010, 03:28 PM
Umm how come he got so skinny??
    10-10-2010, 03:34 PM
He's getting into work and adjusting. He used to be skinnier, but those pictures weren't showing it. He's getting 1 1/2 times the amount of grain he was on (and it's a higher fat and protein grain) and getting unlimited hay. He was originally on a grass field getting no grain and junk grain. I promise he is putting on weight.
    10-10-2010, 03:38 PM
Have you tried beetpulp? If you add a tiny bit of oil to it it really helps. Grass is actually really good for them to gain wait on too

And he looks way better in the first two pics
    10-10-2010, 03:43 PM
Yeah. I actually plan to buy that this week. I'm really not abusing him, promise! :) he eats more treats than you'd ever imagine, is on a coat/hoof supplement now, and is actually getting worked.
    10-10-2010, 03:59 PM
Any other critiques? (besides the weight, which we're working very hard on.)
    10-10-2010, 04:06 PM
Originally Posted by gotxhorses    
Any other critiques? (besides the weight, which we're working very hard on.)
I guess that you don't want to hear it, but he looked a lot better when you got him than he does now. He has lost a lot of weight. It might be smart to reevaluate what you are doing.
    10-10-2010, 04:12 PM
Green Broke
Hmmm, personally, I think he looked better in the first two pictures. When a horse gets into a good workout routine, they are supposed to gain muscle, not loose weight. I agree with the poster above me.. I would re-evaluate what you are doing. Hay really does not do much for weight gain, mostly just keeps the horses feeling 'full' between meals. I would put him back on grass, and get him on beetpulp, or corn oil.
    10-10-2010, 04:15 PM
He was out of work and on a field of grass... You can't expect him to go into work and look exactly the same. He's losing fat and gaining muscle. He's getting worked everyday, he's on more of a higher quality grain and hay now as opposed to lounging around on grass all day. He's going to re-shape as he progresses.

Yes, I understand he's thinner, but it's not from something I'm doing. It's just from a transition. I promise, give it another month and he'll look 100x better.

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