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        01-11-2012, 03:53 PM
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    Trained
    Weighty dilemna.....please no laughing

    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.
         
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        01-11-2012, 04:34 PM
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    Started
    Hahaha... I am laughing I am sorry :) but I think he is a looker :)

    As for the weight I have no idea I am sorry but I really like him and his lovely hairdo ;p
         
        01-11-2012, 04:45 PM
      #3
    Started
    I'm laughing, too as he doesn't look too thrilled with his hairstyle!! Lovely old guy.
         
        01-11-2012, 05:03 PM
      #4
    Green Broke
    Oh my.... if my gelding loses 100lbs again this Winter, I'm sending him to you to get fattened up!

    Hate to say it but since you obviously have grass in Winter (which is not fair!!) perhaps a grazing muzzle year-round or a dirt lot and minimal pasture turnout?
         
        01-11-2012, 05:07 PM
      #5
    Showing
    Aww, I'd be having a hard time resisting calling him "Frank the Tank"
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        01-11-2012, 05:09 PM
      #6
    Showing
    He looks great! But yes, big ol tubby guy :P Any secrets to getting him that fat??? My horse is losing weight like crazy :/
         
        01-11-2012, 07:20 PM
      #7
    Showing
    Man, that's one fat horse! Frankie, the only advice would be muzzle on year around and (possibly) limiting hay. I can't think of anything else given your very modest already feeding schedule and the fact he can't be worked out.
         
        01-11-2012, 07:22 PM
      #8
    Trained
    Maybe putting a grazing muzzle on him? And walking him if it is possible?

    He's pretty cute <3
         
        01-11-2012, 07:50 PM
      #9
    Trained
    LoL, please tell me he's a draft?
         
        01-11-2012, 08:07 PM
      #10
    Yearling
    My family owns a horse that looks a lot like him. He came to them overweight, but also he is just a very thick boy. We have no grass for grazing and all the horses are on grass only hay. He has lost some weight, but he's still a very thick boy. You have quite a bit more experience than me, so I don't think I could tell you anything that you don't already know.
    Here's Pacha though, for a comparison.
         

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