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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
We still don't have a final date for when Kenzie is leaving just yet, things are crazy!
She did much better today on her walk though. I let her lunge (finally found a better place to do it) again before we even attempted to work on anything and she was much better behaved- no bucking, just one half-spook at who knows what, a few canter laps, and a few trot laps before she felt a little better and we stopped, did some ground work, then went on our walk. She was quiet and minded me well (I think the fact that I was walking with the whip reminded her that I CAN make her listen...haha) on the roads and on the trail, got a little excited when she saw some new horses, but calmed down decently and didn't try to run over me after one good whap on the shoulder with my lunge whip. I let her graze too, which she really liked.
Question though. She has lost weight again. My guess is from the stress of stall life, but its hard to say. Its enough that her ribs are easy to see when she is standing in the light and I do not like to see her that thin. No hip or spinal protusion, but I'd be worried if she got thinner- and since she's about to move homes again...no bueno. I can bump up any of her feeds for now, but which ones? Right now she's eating the same thing both AM and PM so she is getting:
Twice a day for all of these...
2 flakes of grass hay (pretty big flakes, about 5-6 lbs each)
~1 lb Safe Choice Special Care
3 lbs Alfalfa pellets
1/2 lb Rice Bran
1 measure Sho Go
She isn't eating all of the four flakes of hay she is given at the moment, so upping the hay is useless. Any ideas? Can I give her more than a pound of rice bran? I don't want to give her more alfalfa pellets if possible since they make her a little fizzy and she is stalled, but I can.
She also has some pretty significant dandruff on her neck(the vet says this could be stress too?) that needs addressed as well. Family P suggested MTG. What do you all think?
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