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    07-08-2010, 01:35 PM
Critique: OTTB developement

Hallo guys!

This is my young horse named Baltic. He will be 4 in September (the 20th) and i've had him for 2 months. I know he's lost some weight, but i'm very glad he hasn't detiorated like some Ottb's do.

I was hoping that everyone could please help tell me if they could see any muscle developement on him. I look at him every day, so I think its probably why is difficult for me to see change *g*.

Additionally, its winter here! He's grown his winter coat!

The first lot pictures are 'before' from the first time I rode him. The tack (gag bit and martingale) is not mine! >< They were unfortunately the sellers.
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    07-08-2010, 01:46 PM


I'm sorry, he just rolled on some of them!! Taking the pictures from the other side would have meant getting them in the shade and a lot less visibility. I will take more too the next time i'm there.
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    07-08-2010, 01:49 PM
Another one
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    07-08-2010, 06:09 PM
I don't want to sound mean, but I think he looked better in the Before pictures. It looks like he has more muscle tone in his hindquarters now, but I don't see much improvement otherwise. He looks a little wormy in the paddock shots as well. Sorry, I'm just being honest.
    07-08-2010, 06:26 PM
His coat looks beautiful in the after pictures!

It is hard for me to tell how much muscle he has gained since he has lost quite a bit of weight. Did you have to switch his feed? Keeping up with deworming, like Jessabel asked? I've found that a bit of soybean oil (1/8-1/4 of a cup) added into the feed helps keep weight on and add a extra luster to the coat.
    07-08-2010, 08:47 PM
He has a better coat, but as said above, he definitely needs a lot more weight. How long has he been off the track? I like to put my off the trackers out in the paddock for a few months after racing to get all the racing out of their system. Otherwise it's common for them to get stressed/overworked and drop condition, plus you can fry their brain.

Feed him ad lib meadow hay until he starts to gain weight, he's too light on at the moment.
    07-08-2010, 09:31 PM
I don't have any input other to say that the saddle in the first pics is too far forward. A few inches back will free up his shoulders and let him move better.
    07-09-2010, 12:16 AM
I agree with the others, he lost a lot of weight and condition and looked better in the before pictures. What is the time period between the two pictures?
    07-09-2010, 12:21 AM
He's cute! He definitely needs some groceries and I would take it easy on the re-training. It will take some time to change his "metabolism" and gear things down a bit.
    07-09-2010, 01:37 AM
I agree with the other posters who have mentioned that he looks better in the "before" pics...he definitely needs alot more groceries; maybe he's being chased out of the hay? Unless you have drastically changed his feed regimine, he shouldn't have lost that much weight, given he was already up to a good weight. You may want to get a fecal done, and see about adding a weight building supplement to his feed.

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