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post #21 of 32 Old 04-20-2017, 08:00 AM Thread Starter
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Agree with the above feed suggestions. Ultium is good, as are the Triple Crown feeds and Buckeye.

How high quality is your hay? If you feed really good, high protein hay, then you will get a lot better results. Supplementing with alfalfa can help with adding weight and muscle.

Of course, if you are giving a pound or two of Ultium you will not see the kind of results you would have if you were feeding 7 or 8 lbs.

I was sold on the idea of the Pennwoods supplement as suggested by @Horseluv inguy, but couldn't get my horse to eat it. She won't eat certain flavors they commonly put into horse feed. Cool calories has a sort of fake cherry smell to it, and the Pennwoods has a flavoring too. Most horses apparently love it. I gave the big bucket I bought to a TB at my barn. Haven't heard yet how it is working for her.

I saw a big difference in my horse's hooves after feeding Horseshoer's Secret for about four months. It has a good amount of biotin, copper, zinc, and other necessary nutrients. My horse's hoof walls became extremely thick and hard.
I'll look into the feeds, but if ultium is good I may look into supplements to help in addition and keep with the feed.
I feed free choice fescue. That's what the barn supplies. He cuts it on property so same hay as his pasture.
I will look into adding alfalfa if you think that would be a good idea?

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This is him today, sorry for the weird angles

Last one is Kidd the newest one

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post #23 of 32 Old 04-20-2017, 12:30 PM
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Neither horse is "thin", they are lacking muscle tone near everywhere...
Exercise, self done being turned out or constructive riding is needed...
Start slow, easy and increase slow and easy.
What you do to the left do equally to the right so muscle symmetry occurs not a off-balanced gain.
Both horses I would expect to change shape again some as you start to ride and work them...
Alter their feed in amount fed as needed but I would not like to see them fatter, better conditioned yes, but fatter no not necessary.
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Neither horse is "thin", they are lacking muscle tone near everywhere...
Exercise, self done being turned out or constructive riding is needed...
Start slow, easy and increase slow and easy.
What you do to the left do equally to the right so muscle symmetry occurs not a off-balanced gain.
Both horses I would expect to change shape again some as you start to ride and work them...
Alter their feed in amount fed as needed but I would not like to see them fatter, better conditioned yes, but fatter no not necessary.
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Thanks I didn't necessarily think they needed much more weight but also don't want them dropping.

They aren't my first off track but always like to ask for second opinion :)

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I don't have anything to offer in terms of feed suggestions, but wanted to say I'm looking forward to keeping up with their progress :'D
I hope you stick around!
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post #28 of 32 Old 04-21-2017, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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I don't have anything to offer in terms of feed suggestions, but wanted to say I'm looking forward to keeping up with their progress :'D
I hope you stick around!
Thanks lol I'm going to make a journal for them I'll pay link here when I do

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Aside but have you tried glue on shoes? Aside from good feed and farrier care I know a few horses that just have bad feet and did great with glue ons. You can also try boots.

I think alfalfa is worth a try but still think you'll end up supplementing.

Have you treated them both for ulcers?

I'd be careful with that pasture if he's only on it part time..
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Aside but have you tried glue on shoes? Aside from good feed and farrier care I know a few horses that just have bad feet and did great with glue ons. You can also try boots.

I think alfalfa is worth a try but still think you'll end up supplementing.

Have you treated them both for ulcers?

I'd be careful with that pasture if he's only on it part time..
What do you mean about the pasture?

If he doesn't get comfortable I will put the shoes back on. We talked about gluing them on before

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