Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Where ever i am.
another email I got back tonight...is it bad that she's had "minor colic"?
TB are usually on the thinner sleeker side. The vet said her weight was fine. She's been like that and we have upped her grain and added some fatteners to see if she would gain more weight and she has maintained that weight for a long time. She does not have any health problems as far as the vet has told us. The other reason is she lacks muscle because she hasn't been doing an awful lot in terms on riding. This girl Emily has been riding her since I can't and we are trying to work bakc her muscle. She doesn't have any problem carrying a rider and is at a healthy weight. If you noticed, she does have a heigher wither and that can make her look more skinny as well. I will do a month trial, its not a problem. But that would require you buying her grain and what not. She did colic once while we had her but it was nothing major. She just groaned a little and we worked it out of her. The vet didn't even have to come check her. It was a minor case and colic can be caused by anything like food, grass, treats, it all depends on what upset her stomach and as you know horses can't vomit so it stays in thier stomach. She is a mare so she does have a tendency to act a little marish towards gelding. Nothing serious and she's not mean towads people. She has not been lame. Her feet actually just got done by the farrier not to long ago. She does not have thrush or any type of germicide with her hooves. She is very easy to pick up her feet. You ask and she does it. She is about 16 hands high. She does jump but we have only tried her on cross rails and little oxers. She is a little quick to jump or rather she likes to leap over the jump but has no issues with them. She does w/t/c on command and is very easy to respond. I have owned for a little more then a year but I spend every day at the barn with her and I still work with her but only lungeing. I have a girl come and ride her almost every day. I think she would make a good western horse. Like I said she has been doing both. The bit she is in now can be used for both english and western. I have never shown her because I am not really interested in that. I use her on trails and in the ring but have never shown her. I know that lady that owned her before me never showed her. The lady before me had her as a back yard horse. I was working with her to strengthen her muscles and to get more weight on her. She has come a long way since I have had her.