Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tampa Bay area, FL
Dentist- Came in Feburary. He even said he could have gone another 3 months, it took them five minutes to file down a couple of teeth. He did say his jaw was out of alignment, but again, that was in Feburary so it was fixed awhile ago.
Worms-Wormed him last month, I had the vet do an FEC so we wormed him with Equimax.
He's on rice bran right now, but I literally JUST started him yesterday.He's never lost any weight while I've had him, just gained it....probably 200 pounds when I first got him and put him on hay? That was last year
No option for free choice. The BO does not have the money to buy round bales (that paddock he's in isn't really big enough for one anyway) and I don't have the money either. We have one grass pasture thats taken up by our "special" horses (we have two who are on limited turn out, and they go up there) but I can see if he can be put up there for a few hours in the day.
HE specifically goes nuts on alfalfa. He's on T&A, but late last year we had to mix our own and he went from a quiet calm horse to jig and weave and paw at every available opportunity. This was when he was still getting worked, and he was just on 2 flakes a day. Its not the actual alfalfa, I'll give you that, its the jump in calories.
Just for reference, I taped him before I started the extra hay three weeks ago, and he taped at 968, so at any given time he could be 1000 pounds.
Last edited by justsambam08; 05-19-2010 at 08:28 PM.