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  1. 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...
  2. Horse Conformation 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Horse 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...
  6. Horse Training
    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...
  7. Horse 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)...
  8. Horse Training
    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...
  9. Horse 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...
  10. Horse Training
    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...
  11. 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...
  12. Horse 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...
  13. Horse 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...
  14. 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...
  15. Horse Health
    Hey y'all just wondering if anyone has had any luck with muscle building supplement in senior horses? I have a 25 yo QH mare who is on Seminole senior wellness feed, AniFlex joint supplement and free reign on a pasture full of grass and clover but really can't keep muscle on her with the light...
  16. Horse Training
    I've been leasing this horse for 6 months now, a 26 year old Morgan mare she's never been the best horse to mount. At first, she would just walk off once I got on her but I fixed this. She was good mounting for a month or two, then she started swinging her hips away from the mounting block. She...
  17. Horse Health
    I have a 20 something pony mare that belongs to my daughter. She had gotten kicked on her rump and formed a very large abcsess. She then developed colitis from antibiotics and had to be hospitalized. After a 2 week stay the bill is 4500. My friends can't justify spending that on an old pony...
  18. Horse Training
    Hi there, I have a number of things I wanted to ask you guys on here and I hope you can help :-) This might be long so bear with me please. I have a 15.2 part Thoroughbred gelding between the age of 18-25 (different vets have given different ages). He had a bad leg injury a few years ago and...
  19. Horse Pictures
    I can't believe that this is my senior year of high school. I decided that I wanted to have my pictures done with my horse because he is such a big part of my life. A relative of mine took the pics and I think he did a really good job. Here are some of my favorite Pics. Let me know what you guys...
  20. Horse Training
    My friend Katie has a mare thats about 16-20 years old (she was sold to her as 16 and her teeth say 15-16 years but her rib spacing says 20) and she was wondering about barrel racing her, she is a QH rides western, needs a refreshing a bit on neck reining, but she can do that. I dont think it...
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