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        05-06-2013, 07:57 PM
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    Toughie was bought at an auction a few days ago and now I have some questions. The vet told me that Toughie needs some extra strength TLC and a high calorie diet to start. The farrier is coming tomorrow to take a look at his hooves. Toughie is a 15 hand high Thoroughbred stallion who needs some serious weight put on him. I'm slowly giving him feed, increasing his intake ever so slowly that way he won't colic. The feed I've been using for years is Blue Seal Sentinel Lifetime. Is there a better feed that I can give him that will help put some meat on his bones? Or, can I just increase his feed to a certain point, hay and the grain, and weight for him to put on the weight? He is separated from the others, naturally, and I'm hoping that in time I will introduce him to one of my llamas for a companion. When do you think a good time for that would be? I am thinking it would be best to wait until he has filled out a lot more. Any other advice is also gladly welcome.
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        05-06-2013, 07:58 PM
    Here is his picture taken on Saturday:
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        05-06-2013, 08:01 PM
    Boy howdy! He's a skinny guy!

    I think I'd just give him TLC and increase his feed. I'm not exactly an expert on this sorta thing…
        05-06-2013, 08:10 PM
    Look on the Horse Health section. There is a Sticky on caring for emaciated horses, and a lot of people there will be able to give you a lot of advice.

    Good luck with him.
        05-06-2013, 08:32 PM
    Poor fellow! After he has a few pounds on him and regains his vitality, if it were my horse, I would geld him.

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