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post #31 of 42 Old 11-04-2013, 02:40 PM
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here is his bucket for his 6pm feeding he gets one at 6 am one at 12 noon one at 6 pm and one at 12am before I go to work he has been fed four times a day since I've had him but not as much foodwe have worked up to this


This is an extremely large amount of food 4 times a day and can't believe it hasn't made him choke or colic. When you said you were doing it gradually I really thought you made a typo in how much you feed and not over feeding. To me that is an unsafe amount of feed for a horse that size. I would be concerned there is another underlying health issue the way his weight looks. I have not gone and read your journel I just know from many years of experience that it would take far less feed over a few months to have the horse in much better flesh.
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post #32 of 42 Old 11-05-2013, 12:40 AM
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you could always do ground work with him, and ground drive him.
Take him for long "walks" on a leadline so he gets good about following and gets exposure to a lot of things.
It's too early to say what he'd be good for, since he is still tryig to just recover his weight, and is in that odd stage , where almost no horse looks his best.
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post #33 of 42 Old 11-05-2013, 12:53 AM Thread Starter
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thank you!

Yea he is akward he is going to have some long legs I have another picture from yesterday he dose really good leading most of the time I don't have to halter or lead rope him he just fallows really well and stands tied well I also use long lines and act like a cart behind him I just walk and give him directions from the ground with his halter on he dose really well with that is there a competition that I could do that with him so young?
also he isn't scared of much and when he gets scared he hides behind me like he is invisable

Also someone posted a bit ago about him looking like a yearling I honestly don't know his age he has his canine tips just breaking gumline vet says that makes him almost 2 i'm not 100% but she seems sure


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This is an extremely large amount of food 4 times a day and can't believe it hasn't made him choke or colic. When you said you were doing it gradually I really thought you made a typo in how much you feed and not over feeding. To me that is an unsafe amount of feed for a horse that size. I would be concerned there is another underlying health issue the way his weight looks. I have not gone and read your journel I just know from many years of experience that it would take far less feed over a few months to have the horse in much better flesh.

My 16hh TB doesn't even get that much in the single feed she does have.
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post #35 of 42 Old 11-05-2013, 11:52 AM
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I would maybe doubt your vets experience on aging a horses by its teeth - I stand to be corrected but a horse does not usually get its canine teeth emerging until its 4 years old.
I found your feed quantities confusing too - thank you for clarifying with the pictures. That is a huge amount of feed for a horse to be getting even if you have worked up to it gradually and its not seeming to have as much effect on his condition as you would expect either. I would also worry that he is getting so much molasses a day - even though Purina call it 'bonded with soya oil' its still molasses. There is also a limit to how much oil/fat a horse can actually digest.
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post #36 of 42 Old 11-05-2013, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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I have another forum with pictures of his teeth if you would like to try to age him and a chart that is year by year on it

can yoy tell a horse's age by its teeth?

Also trying to avoid the feed topic if you would like to discuss it please privet message me thanks

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Those teeth look like a 2 year old to me, too. I've fed a similar quantity of feed to a severely malnourished young horse per vet orders before. If you're comfortable with your vet's competence, and you're seeing improvements in your horse, hopefully you're on the right track. Hope to get an update next spring after he's packed on some groceries and grown into himself a bit more. Good luck!
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what are all the western events in saddle and in that are avalible? And what do you have to do in them ? I know speed events and a few others just wondering

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Those teeth look like a 2 year old to me, too. I've fed a similar quantity of feed to a severely malnourished young horse per vet orders before. If you're comfortable with your vet's competence, and you're seeing improvements in your horse, hopefully you're on the right track. Hope to get an update next spring after he's packed on some groceries and grown into himself a bit more. Good luck!
thank you I also have a update forum on them I post pictures I try for a few times a week but you can see where they were where they are and how they have progressed there feel free to chime in and chat there

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Also if youwant to join the teeth didcussion please feel free to on the teeth forum im still accepting thoughts there too

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what are all the western events in saddle and in that are avalible? And what do you have to do in them ? I know speed events and a few others just wondering
There are tons of fun western events to compete in, along with general riding, trail riding, and ranch work!
Barrel racing
Pole bending
Stake Race
Mounted Shooting
Reining
Working Cowhorse
Cutting
Team Penning
Roping
Tie-down Roping
Breakaway Roping
Heading and Heeling
Ranch Sorting
Working Ranch Horse
Western Pleasure
Western Riding
Horsemanship/Western Equitation
Trail (show trail, competitive trail, or trail riding for fun)

This link is for AQHA shows, but there is a brief explanation of each of the classes if you go to the "Shows" section of the Handbook: AQHA Handbook
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