This is Moose, a 5 yr old TB gelding. He's 16hh, and my current project. We brought him home the first Saturday in June looking like this:
moose in june2.jpg
moose in june.jpg
I'm sure you've noticed he's extremely thin here, due to being paddocked between two studs and chased up and down the pen constantly, and we got to him just in time--- the track was going to put him down because the owner had abandoned him and mutilated his tattoo. He has never been started. (I've seen the videos from security cameras at the track.) I see that he has a little bit of joint displacement between his spine and pelvic bone, and under my 265lb brother's weight, struggling a little, and he seems kind of cupped under, but that's due to his semi long back and high wither, which my farrier is currently treating.
How do you think he's coming along, comparing those pictures from early in June to pictures I took today?
moose in aug2.jpg
moose in aug1.jpg
He's on a great mix of feed, I mix myself. I use a premium 40 lbs Mare/Foal feed, 50 lbs Performance 14%, 40 lbs Senior 12%, Alfalfa pellets, and supplement him with GrowColt, Omegatin, biotin, MSM, and Glucosamine, and all the Teff/Teft grass he can eat.
I notice that he's more glossy, and putting on some weight nicely! Granted, he's got a long way to go, but this is progress over a course of 9 weeks. He is heavy boned for a TB, I must say.
Any other suggestions? I'm really looking for a good, hard critique, but support would be great too! Thanks!