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post #41 of 49 Old 05-03-2010, 03:14 PM
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Your right, so why you started to is beyond me :)

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post #42 of 49 Old 05-03-2010, 07:13 PM
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Actually I never entered into any argument with anyone and am baffled as to why anyone would think that I did. I looked back over my posts and everything I wrote was purely advice directed to the OP. I haven't sought to discredit anyone's opinion at any stage or argue my point above anyone elses as I think everyone's opinion is valuable.

My last comment about there being nothing to argue about was meant to keep the peace to an extent, in a debate that seemed to be unnecessary.

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post #43 of 49 Old 05-03-2010, 07:24 PM
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Oh, duh - I'm very sorry, I mistook your post for one from someone else!

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post #44 of 49 Old 05-03-2010, 07:34 PM
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Agreed completely with wild_spot. Ribs are the absolute worst thing you can judge by on Thoroughbreds - I have seen some of the fattest TB's you can imagine, and they STILL had ribs showing. It's just a breed characteristic to be quite "bony" - the protruding wither, often spine and ribcage.

In the first set of photos, he looks very good I think. Definitely needs some muscle, but he has good weight on him as is obvious by looking at the good padding around his hindquarters and shoulders. I agree the winter ones he has definitely lost some weight, but I would be FAR from calling him emaciated or at immediate risk. I wouldn't want to see him losing much more weight then that, but I think people tend to forget how big and awkward TB's can look. And this boy IS also 14! If he was a racehorse previously and used hard, that can mean 20's in TB lingo.

I think sarahver had excellent advice on feeding him, it looks as if maybe he isn't holding up the greatest under the more intense work on what you're feeding him.

As for confo, I see a very typical gangly Thoroughbred - he doesn't have stellar confo, but I don't see anything so blinding that it looks to cause injury.

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post #45 of 49 Old 05-03-2010, 10:47 PM
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Oh, duh - I'm very sorry, I mistook your post for one from someone else!
That's OK, I was at a loss there for a moment! Not to worry

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post #46 of 49 Old 05-04-2010, 12:00 AM
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In the first set of photos, I see a horse in good, healthy weight. I'm in the same boat as wild_spot -- I wish my easy keepers looked like that!

Second set of pics - needs more weight. Beautiful horse, though!

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post #47 of 49 Old 05-04-2010, 07:56 PM
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Though I would have to agree TB's do always have a few ribs protruding and they do not carry a ton of weight well like a typical QH in the second set he does seem to need a few pounds and efinetly some muscle but in the first he looks like a healthy TB. I do not mean to argue with any one. This is just my personal opinion, im not a TB person and will probably never be, I pwn a TWH and he is a bit thin. But I would agree with some of the previous posts a slightly thin horse si in better shape then a slightly over weight horse.
If I offend any one im sorry please PM me instead of causing a roccus for the poster.
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post #48 of 49 Old 05-05-2010, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
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ok thankyou everyone one for the opinions shared :)
He now has sunflower kernals? Couldn't find sunflower seeds but they still have protien in them. So hopefully they will do the same job
Next time I go out I will find the foods sarahver suggested
Also what is beet pulp?
And where would I be able to get that from?
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post #49 of 49 Old 05-05-2010, 03:22 PM
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What Is Beet Pulp? | www.triplecrownfeed.com This will tell you a whole bunch about it. Im not sure where exactly you could find it.. I hope that web page helps a bit.
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