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post #11 of 14 Old 07-17-2013, 12:17 PM
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He needs weight in this last photo.

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He needs some major weight gain. My first step is going to be to transition him onto 24/7 turnout and switch his grain. They are feeding him one scoop of generic stock and stable sweet feed a day while having him compete in events. Makes no sense to me!

My current TB is on ultium so I was going to try and eventually get this guy on that. He definitely needs some TLC
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This is a picture I have received of him as a an almost 3 year old from his owner when they first picked up from his breeder. I think he looks much better here with muscle and some fat. I do not think he is currently getting the nutrition he needs for a growing horse in heavy work. Besides a feeding change, he will also get to take it easy for a few more months. He needs a lot of schooling on the flat. They seem to have done nothing but jump, jump, jump him.


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post #13 of 14 Old 07-17-2013, 01:41 PM
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I agree that he doesn't look too downhill in the current photo. If he stayed just like that I think he'd be fine, but at 4 there's a chance he might grow another inch or two still and level out. Honestly, I'd be more concerned that they've been jumping him heavily at such a young age.
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post #14 of 14 Old 07-17-2013, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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I am concerned about this verona. He has a vet check lined up while he's here on trial.

If he stays, he is going back to square one with his training. The girl who has owned him is also green to jumping, and it pained me to see her take him over some of the jumps they had set up when I first pulled into the barn to look at him.

Honestly, I was prepared to walk away but something about his willing attitude and personality just kind of spoke to me. As far as jumping goes, he rounds over the jumps very nice, and his form is excellent. He is willing to listen and doesnt get frustrated when encountering new things on the flat, so I am hoping to use the trial period to see if we can get him to relax a little more and become more responsive to leg pressure.

Fingers crossed my hunch turns out to be right, but I honestly feel like this one is a diamond in the rough
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