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        04-13-2010, 10:40 AM
      #1
    Yearling
    Health and weight comparrison.

    Hi everyone...
    I got my horse last year in Oct. When she came she was underweight and had bots all over her. She hadn't really had a lot of daily handling in a long while and totally lacked confidence.
    Candi is a coming 5 year old TB. She had been in track training at one time. Then sat for a long while in pasture and came to me.

    I am not looking for a confo crit, just her over all health, and weight.

    Taking into consideration she came to me and I put her in training at my barn. When My trainer fell ill I sent her out for 60 days of training. A short while after her return I noticed something was not right. I had a lamness eval done by my vet...we pinpointed the cause and then she went to have surgery a couple weeks after her return home.

    To me I think she looks like she has more weight, a better happier eye and a bit more body mass. Some as weight and some muscle.

    Right after her surgery I swear she lost a good 100 pounds so at this point I feel she has put it back on and is slowly still gaining.

    Here are a 3 pics.
    1.) Oct 2009 (a few days after she came to me)
    2.) Dec 2009 ( about 2 weeks before going to 60 days training)
    3.) April 10, 2010 (post surgery on 3-18-10)

    How is she doing?
    HP
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        04-13-2010, 08:17 PM
      #2
    Yearling
    I'd say she looks the heftiest in the second picture. Her hind looks more muscled and her neck more defined in the third than in the first, but that surgery recovery took some weight off her. I'll bet she will look even better in July-August.
         
        04-14-2010, 09:50 AM
      #3
    Yearling
    Thanks Roro...
    Are you sure it is not fuzz in the second pic? Lol she had a lot of fuzz then.

    It is hard to tell from the pics but her back was very bony for a time.

    Seems much better now.

    Hard to say I guess...the differences are coming along, but the surgery did take some weight off.
    Her spring coat is coming in and I guess I will take a pic in the next 30 days and compare.
    Wont be much muscle since she is on hand walking only. But I hope the weight will come up more.
    HP
         
        04-14-2010, 08:55 PM
      #4
    Yearling
    I don't think my post was very clear. What I meant was that the horse looks the most toned in the third picture, but could use some more muscle and some fat, while the horse looks like she has the most fat in the 2nd picture, although it could be a fuzzy coat.
         
        04-15-2010, 12:13 AM
      #5
    Yearling
    Thanks Roro.
    I understand!
    We had the coldest month od Dec in a really long time plus a bunch of snow. She grew an inch of fuzz real quick with lack of sun for a while.

    She is slowly gaining the weight back. She is eating everything we put in front of her which is totally fine with me.
    As for muscel ...well that part will have to wait until she can progress from surgery enough to start light work.

    One step at a time...
    Thanks for you coments..
    Hp
         
        05-08-2010, 08:39 PM
      #6
    Trained
    I think she is gorgeous in all 3 pictures! So..when are you sending her to me? :P
         
        05-09-2010, 09:00 AM
      #7
    Yearling
    Oh...MIE..your tooooo cute..
    Here is a couple pics I took yesterday. They are not confo type pics but I think her coat looks amazing. She looks healthy and I have noticed how she has really gained some weight.
    HP
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        05-09-2010, 09:27 AM
      #8
    Trained
    Wow! I wish Nelson looked as good as Candi does when he was on stall rest due to his nasty injury.

    It took me a long time to get him looking like what Candi does now! Well done! She looks wonderful!
         
        05-09-2010, 09:38 AM
      #9
    Yearling
    MIE...are you kidding...lol
    Nelson looks amazing after all he has been through!
    Candi does look so much better. I am pleased at her over all health.
    I think I will send the vet another e-mail and ask again what our next step is.

    She needs way more stimulation and I have been trying to do diffenernt things but sometimes it just isn't possible. And....I hate having to medicate her, but keeping her and my self safe is totally important.
    If it is not windy today I may try not to medicate and just hand walk in the round pen. Mabey find some flat board and cones and try some silly things to keep her interested in something other than an explosion....lol

    Hp
         
        05-09-2010, 09:54 AM
      #10
    Green Broke
    HP, Candi looks amazing! So good! Very good job, you!
         

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