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    01-31-2011, 02:10 PM
  #11
Weanling
He actually has a pretty round jump, he is very difficult to collect.
     
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    01-31-2011, 08:20 PM
  #12
Green Broke
One way to put weight on a horse is to add fat to the diet. I used to add corn oil. The problem is that Corn Oil can interfere with the absorption of Vitamin A and, perhaps, E. So you need to supplement that.. but do so conservatively as too much vitamin A can lead to a rough hair coat and brittle hooves.

E cannot be absorbed without sufficient Selenium.. but too much Selenium can be toxic (Se is a trace mineral that is defficient in some soils).

To that end I would give my hores a half cup on Corn oil in his grain and then add fortified Wheat Germ Oil for the Vitamin A and E etc.

Mares where I lived (eastern NY) had to have a shot of E-Se for breeding (30 days before breeding) and then a shot part way thru gestation and then again 30 days before foaling.
     
    01-31-2011, 08:48 PM
  #13
Yearling
Don't know much about confirmation.. But he has a cute face!!
     
    02-01-2011, 08:13 AM
  #14
Green Broke
BTW and not meant at all as mean, it is conFORmation. It means how the horse "conforms" to a standard.

ConFIRMation is an affirmative.. such as she was confirmed as the best in show by her score or he was confirmed by Congress as the new Secretary of the Treasury.
     
    02-01-2011, 12:45 PM
  #15
Yearling
If the horse is a tb its at a ok weight
     
    02-01-2011, 02:41 PM
  #16
Weanling
Elana, I realized that after I posted. Not mean at all
Eventer, he is a tb, he's been putting on weight just slowly.
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    02-01-2011, 06:59 PM
  #17
Weanling
Thanks justjump I think he has a cute face to
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    02-01-2011, 10:06 PM
  #18
Yearling
Yea don't worry about putting the weight on so much its the muscle you wanna build.
     

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