10-18-2011, 10:21 PM
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He is an adorable little thing!
I would just like to say not sure if you got him from a reputable breeder or not or what you paid for him but I would document his weight and have a vet give him a full check-up. Not to be a debbie downer, but it's something to worry about since you just bought him and he came in presumably much more over-conditioned than you were expecting. Carrying extra pounds can cause major complications down the road, especially for a breeding stallion as obesity can have a HUGE negative impact on fertility not to mention general health. If you plan on promoting him through shows and to stand him to outside mares you want to make sure he's healthy and capable of what you want before you sink a lot of money into a stallion that may no longer be fertile or has underlying health complications.
Hopefully you won't have any problems with him and I wish you the best of luck. I have a QH that gets fat when he thinks about food...so I feel your pain on trying to keep weight off him!