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  1. Horse Health
    I have a 10 year old stallion who was turned out with a mare for a little over a month. Before I got him about 6 months ago he was obese with a huge crest and just over all fat. I worked with him before breeding and he lost some weight but when he came home from the mares location he was ribby...
  2. Horse Health
    I feel very irresponsible right now... :( I went out a couple months ago with the intention to get a nice pleasure horse. I had one rule: (besides the obvious, no dangerous ones, no really old ones...you get the drill) DON'T BUY A HORSE I CAN'T SEE IN PERSON. .... I broke my rule :T I let my...
  3. Member Journals
    Quite a few of you saw my last thread on these two, titled "New Rescues - Help!" ( New Rescues - Help! ) and gave me some great advice for how best to rehab these two girls. Today we got them outside and I was able to take a few "before" pictures of them. For anyone who didn't see the last...
  4. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    I need some advice. I have a 15 year old appendix gelding. He is actively shown in hunt classes and does very well. He has never however filled out his hind end. After this past winter I have noticed that he has lost muscle tone and even though he has a belly on him, you can still see the...
  5. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    Hi again, So, I'm going away tomorrow for 3 days and I have one fat horse and a skinny ex-racehorse. The issue is, they can either go in a paddock with a decent amount of green grass (mainly for the skinny mare's benefit) or a well grazed down paddock (for the fatty who needs dieting lol). These...
  6. Horse Health
    I recently got a big thoroughbred baby who came from a questionable place. He is slowly putting weight on with just free fed hay right now but I'm wanting to start him on special feed to give him a bit more help. I also have a coming 3 year old (paint) who I will be starting this spring and a...
  7. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    Ok, so through research and a shrinking well of research and talking to people. I finally figured out my needs, and a pelleted feed Boo will eat, even if that means I have to soak it every time. The probelm now is A friend of mine bought a nine year old TWH last winter, he wintered at a stable...
  8. Horse Health
    Hello, I've made a massive decision this weekend- one that I wasn't exactly expecting to make aha... I have committed to buy a little pony that was originally advertised as a 'Good project pony.' However, when I arrived to look at him, I was pretty shocked by what I saw. I felt bad for him...
  9. Horse Health
    I just recently (8.19.2014) bought a skinny thoroughbred named Alphie for $75. As of recently I have been doing research on his lip tattoo. Alphie was a race horse, son of Bold Executive, great great grandson of Bold Ruler, winner of $70,000 in his career. I bought him for $75. -Holy cow...
  10. Horse Health
    My arab has always had issues with weight. Even when we first got him and he was pretty large his hip bones were very prominent (I should add that both his dam and sire did not have hip bones that stuck out). Over winter he lost alot of weight and is only now putting it back on. I want to know...
  11. Horse Health
    Hi, My 12 year old tb is not gaining any topline. He is wormed regularly, had a vet check only about 2 months ago and always has his feet done. He gets, per day (scoop is 1/2L scoop) - 3 biscuits of pasture hay - 2 scoops of maxi soy - 2 scoops of supercool fattening pellets - 12 scoops of...
  12. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    I have a 3 year old quarter horse mare who is still too skinny for my liking. She's filled out in the hind, but doesn't have a large stomach and is pretty ribby. I've had her tested at the vet for worms, and that isn't the problem. I'm feeding her 2-3 flakes local hay morning and night as well...
  13. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    I have been trying to put weight on my 4 year old TB filly. She is outside about 23 hours a day, with free choice hay in round bale form. The hour she is inside is when she is eating her grain...right now she gets grain once a day, and I'm not sure what it weighs, but it fills about two-thirds...
  14. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    This is Apollo! He raced FIVE days before the first photos. He has ulcers but is now on U-Gard twice daily and it has made an AMAZING difference! He is a happy happy boy!:D
  15. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    This is Widow Maker AKA Apollo my 10 yr old STB ex pacer gelding. When he came he was very very thin, stressed, nervous, and not very lively. He only drank about a gallon of water in 7 days. He raced and lost his final race only a few days prior. He barely ate either. His feet were very long and...
  16. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    I was just wondering what people's takes on beet pulp is. I used to be really into feeding it until me and my father has a talk about it. Here is mine: beet pulp is a filler. Almost no nutritional value. But for a horse that has been starved having the fiber can be a good thing, in small...
  17. Horse Talk
    I bought Sadie as a lesson horse on Mother's day 2012. I bought her site-unseen because I just fell in love with her. I bought her approximately 8 mo pregnant to a grey Arabian stallion. I bought her for her disposition and her potential as a broodmare. She was a little on the thin side to me...
  18. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Trying to fit a skinny high-withered thoroughbred. Don't want to have keep changing saddles when he hopefully puts on some weight and muscle, so I was thinking the changeable gullets might work. I have seen Bates Carrilli with Cair panels, but wondered if the cair panels are good and any other...
  19. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    Hey y'all! At the beginning of the year, I made a change in my barn. Comet, the love of my life, went to a previous groom of his for rehab and a home as a pasture pet since I was going to put him down. Also, there was no progress with my mini mule, Sampson, as far as training so I sold him. With...
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