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HeroMyOttb 05-03-2011 07:15 PM

My average Thoroughbred
My horse is an average Thoroughbred thats a some what Hard keeper. He gains and loses weight like crazy. Last winter he gained a lot of weight but he started to decline in his weight again. So he already decreased in size and then I moved him to a new location which did not help his weight because the poor guy was so stressed the first couple days that he didn't really have much of an appetite and his stool was runny. Now he is very comfortable and is starting to gain weight slowly again. Right now he is on 12% grain with weight builder and full graze of hay or grass at all times usually. Are there anymore suggestions of weight gain? I had him on beet pulp for about a year and he did not really change.

KawaiiCharlie 05-08-2011 10:48 AM

theres a feed called "just grass" which is basically just dried grass, its high in calories & helped my cousins pony put his weight back on after being on medication for a few months. if anything, hes now fat lol

MIEventer 05-08-2011 12:35 PM

I would get him scoped for ulcers, and I would also look into a Digestive Aid supplement - like Smartpaks SmartDigest Ultra, etc, etc.

MyBoyPuck 05-08-2011 12:38 PM

I've never heard of just grass. Where can you buy that?

myhorsesonador 05-08-2011 01:44 PM

Do you have a siminol feed hear you? I started to feed my mare there senionr welness(even though she is 6) She is prone to ulcers and is an extreamly hard keeper. It's got stuff for digestion and all sorts of good stuff.

KawaiiCharlie 05-09-2011 08:55 AM


Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck (Post 1027027)
I've never heard of just grass. Where can you buy that?

i think my cousin just got it from the local feed store, but im guessing you can order it online too. i had never heard of it until she got it, and it worked wonders on her pony. :)

Beauseant 05-09-2011 10:54 PM

Our OTTB went from this:

to this:

in less than 8 months ON DRY LOT.

When we bought him, his body score was a 2.

Because of space circumstances, he had to be on dry lot with our fat Belgian, with only 2 hours grass grazing each day.... and he still gained weight.

We tried the weight Builder. We hated it, it didn't do a thing for him. So we tried different brands. Didn't like the Platform WEIGHT either. again, NO weight gain.... so we tried Cool Calories AND a probiotic worked like a charm. He started gaining. I LOVE the Cool Calories/probiotic combo..... I highly advise you to give it a try.

It can work wonders.

His entire daily diet consisted of:

free choice hay
2 hours grass grazing time a day
3 lbs. Purina Strategy
1 lb alfalfa cubes
SmartDigest probiotic supplement from Smart Pak
2 scoops Cool Calories

HeroMyOttb 05-12-2011 09:39 AM

Thank you Beau! I looked up cool calories and read so many great reviews on smartpak and seems like something to try!!!! Everyone was talking about how they notice results after two weeks!

Beauseant 05-12-2011 10:42 PM

It really is great .....and is endorsed by Bob Avila and Amy Tryon.....and me!:-):-)

It is the ONLY supplement for weight gain that worked for Beau. Oh, and as an added plus, it did NOT make him one bit "hot".

HeroMyOttb 05-13-2011 10:52 AM

I'm really am hoping to try it because my horse has been on weight builder and there is no change. I'm hoping this will work!

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