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post #1 of 8 Old 10-11-2008, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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Herbie progress?

Can you critique his progress in terms of weight and muscling?
He is a 9 year old Thoroughbred and I've had him for almost exactly a year.


Two months after we brought him home







It's a little hard to see... He's gotten really dark. It was taken today (he was clipped yesterday so he isn't that shiny)
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post #2 of 8 Old 10-12-2008, 04:51 AM
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I think he is looking wonderful compared to the last picture. Good job on getting his weight up. I always get my horses a little pudgy for the winter. He looks good though. Since he is s thoroughbred, I would keep trying for more weight unless he is an easy keeper. I had a thoroughbred that would drop weight drastically in the winter.

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post #3 of 8 Old 10-12-2008, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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He isn't an easy keeper, bu† he isn't hard to keep weight on. We usually put him on a little beet pulp during the winter and that helps maintain his weight.
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What do I still need to improve on?

He has training braids in the last photo so his mane looks a lot neater. We are getting ready for a pretty big show this weekend.
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it is hard to see his 'defined muscling because he is a darker. I think he looks wonderful. Beet pulp works good in the winter. I have also found that Cool Calories 100 works good too. What show are you taking him to? What discipline do you ride?

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it is hard to see his 'defined muscling because he is a darker. I think he looks wonderful. Beet pulp works good in the winter. I have also found that Cool Calories 100 works good too. What show are you taking him to? What discipline do you ride?
I do hunter/jumper and we are going to the Washington International Show (local weekend). It's big in size, but it isn't really rated, still everyone around my area goes.
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These might not be better (since he is moving and has a saddle, but you can see him better).





He was a little bothered by the water from the sprinklers. LOL, it kept hitting him and he was terribly confused.
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I think he looks great. Good luck. I have always been a sucker for a black horse since I saw Return to Snowy River.

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