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  • Weanling horse lacking protein

 
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    08-01-2009, 04:11 PM
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Yearling
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Hello!! How long is too long/far to walk my one year old mini? I don't want to overdo it but she is really fat!! LOL

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    08-02-2009, 04:06 PM
  #2
Weanling
I am reluctant to advise without seeing a picture. Usually when someone says they have a fat yearling mini they are actually too thin which causes the tummy to bloat way out. My bet is she's not getting enough protein.

Be sure and feel her with your hands. If you can feel the backbone but she has a big belly she is lacking protein.

I know its hard to believe but 9 times out of 10 if you feed them more and a better feed (16 percent) the belly disappears.

You have to be careful working yearlings as they arent done growing and you can damamge joints
     
    08-09-2009, 04:42 PM
  #3
Weanling
^^^I second this as we had a yearling that everyone thought was fat but was really lacking protein and needed weight, often it is hard to get them through this stage if they are really bad. I had one it took us a year or more to get completely out of this that came from an auction.
     
    08-14-2009, 08:36 AM
  #4
Foal
The other posters had good information for you.

I have some questions. By walking, did you mean on a hot walker, ponying with a vehicle or hand walking as you stroll down a road or on a trail?

I daresay that a yearling mini could outwalk you, so if it is hand walking, go for a stroll with your mini. When you get tired, that's enough.

Hot walkers and ponying is an entirely different story.
     
    08-14-2009, 01:27 PM
  #5
Yearling
Yes hand walking. I will try to get her some beter feed!!
     

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