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morganshow11 12-23-2008 10:30 AM

keeping my horse skinny?
hey guys, my horse does jumping and gymkahana. i need some tips on how i can keep him skinny but not boney, just the perfect size.

farmpony84 12-23-2008 11:11 AM

good nutrition and excersize.....

XxXequinegrlXxX 12-23-2008 11:19 AM

same thing farmpony said ;] but make sure you don't get your horse too skinny ...

iridehorses 12-23-2008 11:21 AM


Originally Posted by farmpony84 (Post 216153)
good nutrition and excersize.....

That's what my wife keeps tell me that I need too ... but that is the answer for your horse as well!

morganshow11 12-23-2008 12:10 PM

ok thanks, is there any speical grain for that

XxXequinegrlXxX 12-23-2008 12:13 PM

there are performance grains that you may want to use

Spastic_Dove 12-23-2008 01:01 PM

How much are you riding him? Age? Any health problems?
If you are riding tons, you may want to supplement with grain to replace the lost calories. If not, you may just want hay and maybe grain for maintenance. Someone else would know more about nutrition than me. But yeah, like everyone else said, good diet and conditioning. Make sure he is a healthy weight, not just skinny.

morganshow11 12-23-2008 04:13 PM

well in the winter i ride about once a week, but in the summer i ride A LOT. nope... no health issues, and he is 7 y.o.
i have a question, what is conditioning?

Peggysue 12-23-2008 05:10 PM

Look for a good ration balancer and adjust the hay to keep the weight where you want it ...

A ration balancer is LOADED with NUTRITION but low calories and low sugars and starches... which makes it idea for the easy keeper or the horse that you dont' want to gain alot of weight...

Ration balanacers are wonderful things they keep the system working properly to utlize and provie maximum nutrition on a small amount therefore helping thin horses gain and obeses horses lose!!

morganshow11 12-23-2008 05:19 PM

ok, i think i will try it thank you peggy

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