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    06-06-2011, 03:53 PM
Yep Peanut is 9! You should let me know when you come to WA next and we should get together and ride!
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    06-06-2011, 04:02 PM
Green Broke
AB, there you go, done! Can you still see me? *waves* lol

Dressage, we should! What part of the state do you live in? When I go back to visit, it's to Kingston.
    06-06-2011, 04:05 PM
I'm in Yakima, so I live about 3 hours southeast of there.. so if you drive it would sort of be on the way! Lol
    06-06-2011, 04:12 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by Dressage10135    
I'm in Yakima, so I live about 3 hours southeast of there.. so if you drive it would sort of be on the way! Lol
I know where Yakima is, we used to drive through it on the way to concerts at the Gorge. Plus, I went to school at WSU, so the cross-state drives from Pullman to Kingston got me pretty familiar with the area, I think one of the routes I would take took me through Yakima as well. I assume if I bring Claymore out I would be driving - doubt they would let him on a plane! Slimmed down or not! Haha!
    06-06-2011, 04:19 PM
Indy? Is that you? I think I can see you. It is kind of not quite right, but I am pretty sure it is you.

He looks stunning.

Can you tell us what you did to get his weight off?
    06-06-2011, 04:22 PM
Not to get too graphic but you can always tell the *really* fat ones...they get a swollen boy area...*laugh*
    06-06-2011, 04:24 PM
The sheath is not an uncommon place for edema to end up too. And some boys are just more blessed in that area than others.
    06-06-2011, 04:35 PM
He's a hunk! Looking really great. I too would love to know your strategy for getting his weight off.
    06-06-2011, 05:39 PM
Green Broke
AB - combination of a couple things.
Step 1, no grain at all, what-so-ever. None. He gets free choice grass only hay (no alfalfa at all) and that's it.
Step 2, during last summer and fall he would have a grazing muzzle on for 2 hour period (2 hours on, 2 hours off) during all daylight hours. Muzzle was left off overnight.
Step 3, he got worked at the trot a minimum of 30 minutes daily, to a good sweat. In last summer and fall, it literally was daily. Over the winter it was probably only 1-2x weekly. This spring we have picked back up to at least 3 days a week, working back up to daily again.

LOL Cori! He's making up for poor Finn . Actually, I have just assumed he was well developed from being gelded so late, and being used for breeding prior to that. His sheath definitely was fatty, too, though.

Magaidh, thanks! He's getting there. See above for my strategy. Even with this approach, it has taken 2 years. I have not taped him lately, but when I got him he was over 1800 lbs. I'll have to tape him tonight to see where it judges him at now.
    06-06-2011, 06:52 PM
Sounds like a very doable system, Indy. I have two Canadian mares who have come out of the winter VERY overweight. We have held off taking them to pasture with my two geldings and need to get a consistent strategy into place soon to get the weight off of them. They never get grained, and only get very limited grass hay. I don't know how they keep the weight on with their "starvation" diet!

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