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post #11 of 19 Old 07-10-2013, 11:46 AM
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Well I'm sorry to hear that. It sounds like you guys were making progress.

Maybe if she meets him again now that he's gelded she will change her mind...

I hope it all works out!
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post #12 of 19 Old 07-10-2013, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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Today we mixed it up in the round pen. Lots of changing direction and gait. We moved up to a canter today. Haven't wanted to do that with him yet because of the leg injuries but he did great today. I think he looks forward to the work. He comes right up and drops his head when I come out with a halter. He knows what is going to happen and he seems happy about it. He has to feel better after stretching his legs and getting his heart rate up for a bit.

The swelling in his scrotum and sheath is going down. I'm giving him bute each day as well. He is building muscle so even though he is still really skinny he is looking better.

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post #13 of 19 Old 07-19-2013, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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Chorro is finally starting to think more like a gelding. I turned him back out in a pasture today. He is between the brood mare herd and my small herd. There is space between all the pastures but he can see everyone and get nose to nose with my heard if they stretch their necks out. Normally he would get all studdy and pace the fence and whinny to the mares BUT he just went over and said hi then came right to his feeder to wait for his beet pulp that I had in a bucket. Thinking with his stomach is a good change. He was also very easy to walk out to his pasture even having to walk by the pasture of mares. He pranced a little bit but nothing like he did when he was a stud.

He is slowly gaining weight but still looks terrible. Although, the corn oil has given him a nice shiny coat. He's got a nicer coat than any of the horses out there.

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post #14 of 19 Old 07-19-2013, 10:40 AM
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We have taken in a young friends 9 yo Paint gelding that is at least 100 lbs underweight. My vet recommended Purina High Octane Heavyweight for cattle. She said it has given great results. It costs $50 for a bucket, but it lasts a long time.

In 3 weeks he already has gained 30 lbs or more. Course, he has 24/7 grass, but we are dry land and the grass should be losing its nutrition soon. But he looks much better already.

I wish you and Churro lots of success!
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post #15 of 19 Old 07-19-2013, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks or the info. I'll try the High Octane. Chorro is on 24/7 grass as well as free choice grass/alfafa hay, beet pulp, corn oil, and Omelene 200. Maybe the HO is just what we need :)

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post #16 of 19 Old 07-19-2013, 08:13 PM
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Subbing, would love to see a picture! :) Hopefully you can keep him long enough to get him chubby. :)

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post #17 of 19 Old 07-19-2013, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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I'll take a photo tomorrow. Wish I had taken a picture a month ago. He looked even worse then. He's probably gained 50-70# this month.
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post #18 of 19 Old 07-24-2013, 06:45 PM
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Such a tough situation. I hope you can find a home for him. Good for you for doing all this hard work so far.
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post #19 of 19 Old 07-31-2013, 06:39 AM
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Any updates? Or (even better) pictures updates? :)
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