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        11-01-2013, 06:38 PM
      #11
    Weanling
    I didnt slam weight on them the vet didnt want them to founder he gets quite a bit of feed each day he gets fed four times a day each feeding he gets 6quarts omalean 400 6quarts alfalfa pellets 1 cup rice bran 1/4a cup soy oil and 24/7 acess to hay and water he gets this 4 times a day now but we built up to it also just wormed them I have a update forum where you can see his and rogues progress
         
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        11-01-2013, 07:20 PM
      #12
    Green Broke
    You're feeding program does not sound right that is way more feed than a horse should get so something isn't adding up don't take offense I just think he doesn't look right for three and half months
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        11-01-2013, 07:47 PM
      #13
    Weanling
    Thats what he is being fed and the vet keeps saying there looking good she has seen them many times so I didnt think anything was wrong what do you think can vause his slow progress he's been wormed and fed well and eats all of his food and he is still growing like a weed but getting taller not wider I will be glad to bring anything up to my vet and talk to her about it
         
        11-01-2013, 08:57 PM
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    Originally Posted by churumbeque    
    You're feeding program does not sound right that is way more feed than a horse should get so something isn't adding up don't take offense I just think he doesn't look right for three and half months
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    Churumbeque I think you should take a look at the OP's thread in the journals section of the forum. There you will be able to take a much broader look at the progress of both these rescues, and see what care they have had.
         
        11-02-2013, 09:17 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by darkiss4428    
    i didnt slam weight on them the vet didnt want them to founder he gets quite a bit of feed each day he gets fed four times a day each feeding he gets 6quarts omalean 400 6quarts alfalfa pellets 1 cup rice bran 1/4a cup soy oil and 24/7 acess to hay and water he gets this 4 times a day now but we built up to it also just wormed them I have a update forum where you can see his and rogues progress
    This just does not make sense.
    6 qts of grain 4 times a day is probably 50 pounds of grain a day
    Then 50 pound of alfalfa pellets a day, I am sorry but your horse would be dead with you feeding it that much. Please look over your post as it really does not make any sense and I have re read it several times.
         
        11-02-2013, 11:39 PM
      #16
    Weanling
    A quart is about a pound and a half.... think a average single scoop here is 3quarts

    I have one like the one below he gets two scoops four times a day


    Little Giant 3 Qt. Feed Scoop - Mills Fleet Farm
         
        11-03-2013, 07:51 AM
      #17
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by darkiss4428    
    a quart is about a pound and a half.... think a average single scoop here is 3quarts

    I have one like the one below he gets two scoops four times a day
    This one is getting six scoops four times a day so your calculations it's still getting 35 pounds of grain day which just doesn't make sense I horse couldn't eat that much and especially one that small

    Little Giant 3 Qt. Feed Scoop - Mills Fleet Farm
    Posted via Mobile Device so by your calculations it still getting 35 pounds of grain and pallets a day which is not even in the realm of normal I don't even think a horse that small could eat that much and if it did it be dead
         
        11-03-2013, 12:10 PM
      #18
    Green Broke
    I agree; I can't really get a sense of what he'd be good at until he puts some more muscle on. If he jumps like a deer, coupled with what conformation I can see currently, I really don't think Jumping is the direction to be taking him.
         
        11-03-2013, 12:22 PM
      #19
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    I have followed his progress and although he looks a lot better than he did he still looks like an underweight yearling rather than a 2 year old
    Given his awful history prior to you getting him I wouldn't even be planning doing much with him at present - he could likely benefit from another year of maturing and improving his bone density before you get on him - I'd be looking at 2015 rather than 2014.
    He will change shape a lot between now and then and that will decide better what his future is going to be under saddle
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        11-03-2013, 05:49 PM
      #20
    Weanling
    You know what don't worry about posting! I feed my horse plenty they have made good progress for those who can't read! I AM NOT PLANNING ON SHOWING HIM UNTILL SPRING OF 2015 IN HAND NOT IN SADDLE! THIS IS NOT A FORUM ABOUT FEED MY VET IS WORKING WITB ME TO GIVE THEM THE CARE THEY NEED
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