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  1. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    Please help me. I acquired a quarter horse in March. He was emaciated when we brought him home. We fed him a combination of beet pulp, senior feed, rolled oats, rice bran and corn oil. Weighed it was about 6 lbs a day and he had free choice alfalfa/grass hay. He was gaining weight. We went to...
  2. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hey everyone, I recently started leasing a senior gelding; he was an older lesson horse at a barn that was sold out of a family, and now has a home at our barn. He's amazing! He's such a hard worker and does anything and everything I ask, but I'm wondering how you should work an out of shape...
  3. Senior Horse Care
    Hey all, Quick question: I just got a new lease buddy- he's older and has lost his front set of teeth. The back ones are still in so he can munch on hay and whatnot, but I was wondering if there are any soft treats specifically for older horses with dental issues (or lack thereof, I suppose...
  4. Horse Talk
    Hi everyone, I recently adopted a senor horse from the kill pen. Her registered name is Diva Blaze and I believe her aqha # is 3768311. I have been trying to find her previous owners because she has some health concerns a missing eye and a possible heart condition. She is my first horse and I...
  5. Horse Health
    Hi! I’m wondering what people’s thoughts are on my horses current condition. Here are the best pictures I have: Let me know your thoughts!
  6. Horse Health
    Hi there! I'm trying to put some weight on my gelding, who is a hard keeper. He gets hay twice a day and grain once. I've been reading about grain intake because I'm considering upping his grain for the winter, but I keep seeing that you should not feed more than 4-5 pounds per meal or you risk...
  7. Horse Conformation Queries and Critique
    Thanks for checking out "Fox"! I've had him for about 8 months now, he was thin and poorly nourished when I got him, his hooves are still recovering so please ignore them for now. The last picture was taken 2 weeks after I got him. Pretty pathetic! Estimated to be in his late teens/early...
  8. Horse Health
    Hey, My sister has a Morgan that appears to have cushing's disease. She's very skinny and has lost weight and muscle. However, she absolutely does not lack in energy. She also seems to be shedding her winter coat just fine. Her teeth have been floated about a year ago (The weight loss began...
  9. Horse Health
    Hey everyone! I work with a 25-year-old QH mare named Cheyenne at an animal sanctuary. She was apparently a rodeo horse, but ended up with someone who didn't feed her and her best mare pal Jackie. She was bones when she was rescued and Jackie, and unfortunately Jackie wouldn't put on weight and...
  10. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    Hi guys! So until I get a chance to do some serious research of my own, I thought I'd pick your guys' brains about the differences between Purina Senior and Purina Senior Active and which is going to be better for putting weight on a group of older (think 25+) horses that are worked lightly (5...
  11. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Charlie and I have just been practicing transitions and flatwork along with some fun bareback riding and I am just missing being able to jump! I jumped years ago on an appendix QH who was 17hh and charlie is definitely the opposite! He is stubborn and 14.2. I have tried to trot him over some...
  12. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    I have a new horse. He is 25, but looks like he's about 15. Prophet, that's his name, is about 1200 lbs, 15.4 hands, black and white paint.Everyone comments on how stunning he looks! He is a fabulous very well behaved and well trained horse! I've had him 2 months and he knows me (and my car)...
  13. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I know that most horses buck during lunging, either from energy, excitement or whatever. But when my gelding bucks, he pins his ears, curls and shakes his head and kicks Towards me; sometimes moving his butt to completely face me before kicking plenty of dirt at me. He does this both on the line...
  14. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    I have a 19-year-old quarter horse who has had hip and joint problems his ENTIRE life. I wanted to start giving him a senior supplement that helps with his joints and whatnot. I was looking at the SmartPack Senior combo because I have had good results with the SmartPack supplements in the...
  15. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I bought a camp horse when I was younger and I stopped riding him because riding became unenjoyable because of some reasons....anyhow. He was a 13 year old appaloosa camp horse when I bought him. Now, in 2014, he is probably mid/late twenties. All I want to do is walk/trot/maybe canter him...
  16. Horse Health
    So my Sister owns a blind and def horse he is a QH paint horse he was used in cutting roping barrel racing ETC. when he got to be around 10-11 years of age he started to go blind and def..we took him in because he was going to be put down. (maybe we should have let him go but I do not regret...
  17. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    So, I am currently feeding my horse Nutrena safechoice senior. He is getting 2 qts in the morning, 2 at night, and hay (3-5 flakes) at each feeding. I was wondering if anyone has fed nutrena triumph senior? I like the safechoice, but lately he is turning his nose up to it. He has been eating it...
  18. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    I'm boarding my horse at a facility in Georgia that feeds Seminole Wellness Senior for my 24 y/o gelding. Pasture boarding for him is already much more expensive then what I paid in Florida and it is $50 extra for the senior feed. So I'm trying to get some of the cost down. Someone told me...
  19. Horse Health
    I have an Appaloosa that we believed was about 19 based on the info the prev owner gave us when we adopted him. Because of new behaviors and some health issues our vet now thinks he may be more in the 25ish range. Buck is beginning to lay down alot and goes into such a deep sleep it is...
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