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        06-07-2011, 06:13 PM
      #21
    Yearling
    Well she's all shed out know I just havent been on this thread for awhile. She looks great but unfortunatly is no longer rideable at the time. Having a vet out sat to check her out.
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        06-07-2011, 06:15 PM
      #22
    Yearling
    My other horse is shed out as well know just getting him to shed the pounds...hehe he's chubby
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        06-08-2011, 09:17 AM
      #23
    Showing
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    Where do you live that your horse is still shedding? Mine have been completely shed out for about a month now.
    SR, funny enough my qh took FOREVER this Spring (my qh is always late to grow it in fall and loose in spring). Started April and kept going till mid May or something. Although I have to say Spring was rather late/cold this year IMHO. Paint usually grow and loose very early/very fast.
         
        06-08-2011, 12:05 PM
      #24
    Yearling
    What happened to her?
    She is definitely improving
         
        06-08-2011, 02:37 PM
      #25
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
    Where do you live that your horse is still shedding? Mine have been completely shed out for about a month now.
    Come live in Canada for awhile! It's almost the middle of June, and mine are STILL SHEDDING. It's been such an absolutely miserable spring, they just refuse to let go of it. Jynx has had 3 baths already and it's still coming out. I doubt they'll lose it all this summer which is usually a pretty good indication we're in for a hard winter.
         
        06-08-2011, 02:56 PM
      #26
    Banned
    Why would you think anyone would be judgemental and harsh with you? You are doing the best you can for your horse. Who would stand in judgement of you for that?!

    I also hav a TB who used to be so skinny his body score was a 2 when we bought him. He is now so fat that people think he's an appendix QH instead of an OTTB.

    There is no right or wrong TB diet...you just have to work with it till you find one that works for your horse.

    The diet Beau was on that made him fat is:

    Free choice hay
    2.5 lbs Strategy
    1 lb. Alfalfa cubes
    2 scoops cool calories
    SmartDigest probiotic supplement
    Now that it is spring/summer: 6 hours grass time daily

    And I also agree with giving your horse Continuex or Strongid for a few months at least....they are continous wormers.

    Our Beau is now too fat, he's got a slight crease in his back...so we are cutting out the cool calories to see if that helps. If not, we will cut back on the alfalfa, then the grain. Grass/hay is best for horse digestion, so if something has got to be cut, it's the alfalfa, grain or weight supplement


    I HIGHLY reccomend a probiotic supplement for hard keepers.
         
        06-10-2011, 03:36 AM
      #27
    Yearling
    Well there was issues with one hf person saying I had been starving my horse. I have been doing what I can she's got her teeth done, on a regular worming schedule, and she is on a strict feeding plan to help her gain weight. About what happened to her back in march she fell on ice and sprained her fetlock and wasn't able to put weight on it for two weeks and when she did she was lame. Well I tried riding her the beginning of june and she was reluctant to move or put weight on the leg she fell on. I lounged her and the owner of the barn watch and she was really hurting. The vet is going to look at her next sat since that is the soonest I can get one out.
         
        06-10-2011, 03:44 AM
      #28
    Yearling
    The owner of the barn has also emailed me stating she has never had a horse have such a hard time keeping weight on. Well when I got her she was always keep on pasture and the two previous places she was at she was keep on pasture and since I moved her she has not been on pasture. I hand graze her and plan on moving her to a pasture for a few weeks to see if that well help because the lady where I am at well not let the horses on pasture.
         

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