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        07-16-2013, 05:46 PM
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    Foal
    underweight training

    Is it a good idea to lightly work a horse underweight so it can gain muscle or is that not good until they completly are the right weight
         
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        07-16-2013, 05:49 PM
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    Yearling
    Wait until they're at a healthy weight to begin working them.
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        07-16-2013, 05:55 PM
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    Yearling
    It really depends on how underweight they are. Sometimes a putting a slightly skinny horse into light work can help them regulate their metabolism, and begin to develop proper muscling. However, proper nutrition is vital, and without a complete, healthy diet firmly in place, it can be disastrous.

    Can you give us some more information? :)
         
        07-16-2013, 06:07 PM
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        07-16-2013, 06:27 PM
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    Showing
    I would wait until they have enough fat onthem to burn off into muscle.

    Working an underweight horse will not help them to gain muscle, only lose more weight as they don't have enough "energy" to perform body functions such as digestion AND work their muscles.
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        07-16-2013, 06:33 PM
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    Foal
    Ok thank you I just wanted to know if it would help :)
         
        07-16-2013, 07:03 PM
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    Yearling
    In this shape, he should be doing nothing but kicking back and eating, and focusing on getting to a healthy weight!
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        07-16-2013, 07:08 PM
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    Foal
    Thats what he's doing I just wanted to know if it would be beneficial do him to do light work but since its not im just going to let him gain the weight the people that had him before me were riding him like this and I didnt think that was right
         
        07-16-2013, 07:13 PM
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    Showing
    What does his diet look like right now?
         
        07-16-2013, 07:19 PM
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    Yearling
    Skys, she has another thread here in which she asks about diet. :)
         

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