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post #1 of 12 Old 07-06-2019, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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Horse Transformations!

Hi everyone!

I bought my first horse in March. She was incredibly overweight due to lack of exercise--she had no rider, and was quite enjoying the life as a pasture puff...on top of being an extremely easy keeper!

I've worked really hard to help her shed some pounds and get back into shape. We still have a bit to go, but the vet is really happy with our progress!

I thought it could be fun to share some photos of her transformation, and to see your horses' transformations as well! It doesn't need to be weight loss...maybe you rehabilitated a rescue horse, worked really hard to grow out a luxurious mane, fixed some horror story hooves, etc.! We should be proud of all the hard work we put into our babies. It's time consuming and often expensive, but so worth it when we see the results!:)
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post #2 of 12 Old 07-06-2019, 06:46 PM
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Man, she was big! 😮

She is looking lovely now. Keep up the great work! 🙂
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post #3 of 12 Old 07-06-2019, 06:48 PM
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1. Wow, she looks so much better.

2. Not to change the subject, but is she a curly? If not, have you had her tested for Cushings?

3. I have a horse who is doing a lot better since I started taking care of him, but it's a lot of little things, including emotional changes, that don't show up in pictures. It's a great feeling, though, knowing you are helping a horse get better.
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post #4 of 12 Old 07-06-2019, 06:56 PM
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Looking good!

In my case we didn't have to get weight off, but on. I know for a fact that my mare was fed well, but she just never blossomed...
Both pictures were taken at the same time of the year (no excessive sun bleaching yet).

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post #5 of 12 Old 07-06-2019, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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Man, she was big! 😮

She is looking lovely now. Keep up the great work! 🙂
Thank you! Lol, she was honestly a whale when I bought her!!

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1. Wow, she looks so much better.

2. Not to change the subject, but is she a curly? If not, have you had her tested for Cushings?

3. I have a horse who is doing a lot better since I started taking care of him, but it's a lot of little things, including emotional changes, that don't show up in pictures. It's a great feeling, though, knowing you are helping a horse get better.
Thank you!! She is a registered Curly...so she is naturally a very hairy beast!:)
Emotional changes are huge! That is amazing that you are able to do that for him. There is so much that a little TLC can do.

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Looking good!

In my case we didn't have to get weight off, but on. I know for a fact that my mare was fed well, but she just never blossomed...
Both pictures were taken at the same time of the year (no excessive sun bleaching yet).
Wow, she looks amazing, what a great transformation!
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post #6 of 12 Old 07-06-2019, 07:39 PM
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Wow great job she looks fantastic! She was quite the porker when you got her.

Out riding my horse.
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post #7 of 12 Old 07-06-2019, 08:00 PM
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Reminds me of this...
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post #8 of 12 Old 07-06-2019, 10:51 PM
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You must have found the little 'valve' to let the air out. Well done!
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post #9 of 12 Old 07-09-2019, 04:18 PM
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My most dramatic transformation was weight ON, too... my vet could not believe I did this....and wanted to send me horses to rehab. As long as she had known the horse, he looked like this....
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I don't break horses, I FIX them!
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post #10 of 12 Old 07-10-2019, 02:29 AM
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Shazam!!! @greentree , that is astounding. What a gorgeous, healthy animal!
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