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Stoddard 05-28-2012 03:42 PM

Before & After - Opinions?
This is before, a year ago now when I originally wanted to try buying her. She is a year old in this picture.

This is current
[taken 5/26/12] and I personally believe there's a lot of improvement.

I know the first picture was a little "eh," but it's the best I could manage back then. However, I feel her legs have straightened out a lot, no longer cow-hocking. She's also getting good muscle in her hindquarters, and her shoulder appears to be forming well. I am wondering if you guys think she looks a touch under her weight quota. If so, I'd like to know what I could do to fatten her up without the risk of overdoing it.

MicKey73 05-28-2012 03:58 PM

Hard to tell through the shadow, but her weight looks ok to me. As far as general health...big difference! Good job!

Stoddard 05-28-2012 04:04 PM

She finally got wormed a couple weeks ago and it's made a difference all on it's own. She's got a tick infestation that's bugging me, but one step at a time, unfortunately. :/ The upside is that, over the weekend, she did two firsts. She took treats from my hand - something she has never done for anyone - and she sniffed my hand without pinning her ears. She even tapped my hand a couple of times and kept a perky look. Very exciting and a huge difference in her mood from just a week ago when she tried to nail me in the face with her hoof.

Tejas 05-28-2012 08:21 PM

Oh yea. You can def, tell she is maturing nicely. Keep up the good work!

Stoddard 05-28-2012 09:18 PM


Originally Posted by Tejas (Post 1521222)
Oh yea. You can def, tell she is maturing nicely. Keep up the good work!

I'm so excited, I can't wait to see "before and after" pictures of her when she finally hits adulthood.

Tejas 05-28-2012 10:26 PM

That will be super neat :) Keep those updates comin!

TristaJean 05-28-2012 11:43 PM

She has amazing muscling in her hindquarters.
She's a cutie!
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Stoddard 05-31-2012 12:05 AM

None of the horses really get worked, except the mule. It's all because they play and run up and down the hills. :)

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