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post #11 of 23 Old 11-12-2008, 12:14 PM
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he definitely looks better than what he did - it would be good to get a shot from the same angle as the "before" so we can compare apples to apples

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post #12 of 23 Old 11-12-2008, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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yeah definitely. Hopefully he'll square up that nice also!
I'll try to get some Sunday. I'll be at the Equine Affair for the rest of the week (yayness) and won't get to see him until Sunday
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post #13 of 23 Old 11-16-2008, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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okay, definitely not the best and he wasn't squared up nor was his head up like the last one....but here is the one I took today.

Please note: Yes I know he's EXTREMELY FAT, no I cannot give him less hay....yes he is getting wormed every 6 weeks, and wormers is switched every time...
So yeah, please don't comment on that
I am expecting him to loose ALOT of weight this winter since he lost probably 100-200 pounds last winter so I want him to at least stay somewhat fat throughout it.

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post #14 of 23 Old 11-16-2008, 09:03 PM
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oh wow..lol.. I know you said not to, but do remember horses can founder.. I thought he looked okay weight wise in the second post of pics. But im not there and I can't really judge it. His neck looks REALLY good! I think it could be built up a little more. And your right if you are like me, I ride more in the winter since it is cold and duke tends to loose weight although he never loses an extreme amount(100lbs) maybe 10 or so.. but at least you know you can put weight on sonny.lol.. ;) also his hindquarter could also be built up too but I think you have said before you do collection with him, if so then that will come.. I think he is gorgeous! I absolutely love his quote. Take all my advice lightly as I am not the best a critiquing :)

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post #15 of 23 Old 11-16-2008, 09:36 PM
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his neck looks better but still has a little way to go. As for the rest of his topline it is definitely better than it was but still has a long way to go.

I also have to say, only out of love :), please don't let him get too much fatter lol little chubby bubby :) he's very cute though

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yes I do, and I've been watching his feet and everything...but last year by the end of the winter he was almost skin and bones. He lost SOOO much weight last winter that I want to be prepared.

He doesn't honestly eat that much...all the time I see him he's standing in the field, with his butt to the hay.

I ride as much as I can through any weather, but he definitely is getting fed better here and treated alot better. So I'll just have to wait and see how much weight he'll loose this winter and so on.

Thanks Katie for your responce!
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his neck looks better but still has a little way to go. As for the rest of his topline it is definitely better than it was but still has a long way to go.

I also have to say, only out of love :), please don't let him get too much fatter lol little chubby bubby :) he's very cute though
oh trust me I'm not trying to get him any fatter...it's hard to limit hay when the whole field gets unlimited hay
I'm hoping that Kiwi and Ben (the two herd bosses) will help

I'm going to see if next summer, if the BO would like to use him for lessons and stuff like that so he can get ridden more often, but there won't be too much riding this year because it looks like it will be a harsh winter
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Wow... he's certainly looking quite big... his topline is looking better, but like others have said still has a wee way to go!
Good luck over winter! I know how hard it is to keep weight on some horses, my gelding in particular is still very light (he has a teeth issue, can't get low grass, so no matter what I fed him over winter he stayed incredibly light)... I too like to go into winter with a bit of weight on my horses, but you said you didn't want any opinions on his current weight, so I won't say my opinion about it.
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well I mainly didn't want comments on weight because I already know he's fat....plus his thick winter hair doesn't do much justice to it either.

Yeah I still definitely have a ways to go, but at least I"m not the only one thinking his topline has gotten a little better
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