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post #31 of 37 Old 03-04-2014, 08:04 PM
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I would say he is closer to a 3.5 - 4 body condition. I suspect that the only way he is going to gain weight is to be fed separately from the other horses. He is an old boy. He probably needs his teeth done too.
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post #32 of 37 Old 03-10-2014, 04:19 AM
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post #33 of 37 Old 03-10-2014, 12:56 PM
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Good for you for taking a stand for him! I'm sure he appreciates the food, love, and attention. Glad to hear he is in your care now.
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post #34 of 37 Old 03-15-2014, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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Well! My neighbors "moved back in", so now they have ownership of him again. And brought another horse with them. She's sent her kids over with big water jugs a few times to bring some water in for them Not sure why you would bring another horse when you don't have running water. Good news though, the snow has started melting! So, they've got about three or four acres to graze on. Still not thrilled with the situation, but at least they're getting some water to him, and he's got a little grass to chomp on.

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post #35 of 37 Old 03-15-2014, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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I wish I would've given him a good grooming when he was with me! Poor guy had lots of dandruff and a tail full of burrs.

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post #36 of 37 Old 03-15-2014, 10:57 PM
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That poor horse at least he had you to take good care if him for a while....
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post #37 of 37 Old 03-15-2014, 11:10 PM
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It is apparent his back has dropped. When this happens the ribs protrude further to the sides. Altho and older horse can be in fairly good flesh it will appear ribby.

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