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        07-27-2009, 12:56 PM
      #1
    Foal
    please tell me what you think

    I have been working on putting weight back on my gelding after he had colic. I know he needs more weight but I need tips on building muscle and maybe more weight. He is on 12% pellets alfalfa and crimped oats.and free range grass and hay also a cup of beat pulp. I don't want to feed much more then that he is also on a supplement that helps him digest things better.

    I tried this post in the health section but got no ideas

    Also in last pic he was getting rdy to walk to me sorry for him not being square
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        07-27-2009, 01:39 PM
      #2
    gem
    Foal
    He's adorable! I would try a weight gain supplement such as Cool Cal or Envision. I also put my horse on electrolytes year round after he colicked so that he wouldn't become as dehydrated again. As for building muscle, I've always found moving forward and working on the bit, with lots of bending work, to be very effective (keep in mind though, I'm a hunter rider). Longing in a surcingle can help with that if he isn't quite there under saddle- it can teach him the basics.
         
        07-27-2009, 01:47 PM
      #3
    Foal
    He rides great but I wont ride him for more then 5-10 mins just to refresh him the rest I have been working him in the pen but a lady stoped and told me that I shouldnt work him at all just feed him.. My vet told me to work him 30min to an hour and well I am at a lost as to what to do with him for that long and not seem like I am abuseing him lol
         
        07-27-2009, 01:50 PM
      #4
    Started
    He's skinny, but not so skinny that he can't be ridden. I think he would benefit from some work to get muscle along with fat. If you don't feel comftorable riding him, you could lunge/free lounge him
         
        07-27-2009, 01:50 PM
      #5
    Foal
    He should be fine to ride for short periods of time. I wouldn't ride him for 30 min., but now would be a great time for ground work!
         
        07-27-2009, 01:56 PM
      #6
    Foal
    1dog3cats is there a limit to how many times I should lounge him you think? I just don't want to sour him. Maybe pony him with the other horses?

    Sabrebaby I am glade you agree with the not riding for 30 min I swear I would feel like a horrid mom and to be honest he is my baby boy

    He is 7 years old but still my baby we have been through a lot and I just don't want to have set backs
         
        07-27-2009, 02:21 PM
      #7
    Foal
    I know you weren't asking me but...

    I don't think there is a limit to how much you should lounge him, but also take into consideration that horses can get bored quickly. If you notice that he's getting bored with lounging, I'd try doing some other things. Teach him to stretch his neck by using treats and holding the treats on the sides of his stomach and down between his legs. Or go on a walk down a trail with him on foot just leading him. Put some new things in the round-pen with him and let him go up and sniff or play with them. There is a lot of ground work you can do that isn't necessarily lounging.
         
        07-27-2009, 02:25 PM
      #8
    Foal
    Thanks I will try some of those anything to tone him up and keep him happy and healthy
         
        07-27-2009, 03:09 PM
      #9
    Weanling
    Platinum Performance is the best supplement I think you can get on the market today and pretty much covers your bases. If you really want to get him fat and shiny get NaturalGlo, it's rice bran mostly. He's beautiful and those are two more pricey additions to his feed, don't know if that matters, probably about 60 or 70 more dollars a month to his feed, but they do the job right, and that's just a guesstimate. You can always add a little oil otherwise.
         

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