So, Now that I am back in NY, time to go check on my old retired guy, make sure he is not losing weight this winter, showing ribs, etc. Also needed to get the mane and tail protected from the ice, snow and mud.
WEll, the GOOD news is he has NOT lost any weight-I guess.....
Bad news is this hair style is NOT figure flattering.
**FOr those of you concerned with Franks HUGE belly-I am open to suggestions. He lives outside 24/7. Grazing muzzle in summer to keep the weight down-and yes, it helped immensely. He gets minimal hay and 1/2 cup Safe Choice Pellets 2x a day just for his supplements. He is no longer able to work due to his arthritis. About all I can do is perhaps walk him, maybe jog a bit, but we do not have an indoor, so my ability to do that is somewhat limited. We have around pen, but naturally that is frozen. He gets supplements and seems comfortable with them. His left rear is gradually rotating as he ages. THis is my guy who was born SO cowhocked that the vet recommended he be put down as a foal. He has now been fully retired about 6 months and is 23 yrs. Old, so I guess we have done well. I do know the weight is NOT helping, thanks.