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  1. Horse Nutrition
    Alright, this is kind of a long story so buckle up. A person I know (let's call him John Doe) currently has a horse. I've known for a while that the horse was not getting the best of care that he could get but a few days ago (5/5/17) when I was at John Doe's house, I was spending some time...
  2. Horse Nutrition
    Yesterday, I brought home a cute QH gelding. He probably rates at a 3 on the Henneke scale. His ribs are visible as well as his hips, withers, tailbone, and he has a near ewe neck. The other horses were in slightly better shape, probably 4's on the scale. The old owner made a remark that she...
  3. Horse Health
    After a long, long time of convincing my mother to give me her elderly horse, I think I'm finally getting him. She doesn't really care for him, she neglected him. My father and I have been having to go to another town where she lives to feed him and a bunch of other horses, every single day. I'm...
  4. Horse Nutrition
    I rescued my mare about 6 weeks ago and she seems to be doing great, although still a bit thin, in my opinion. When I bought her, she had been at the rescue/trainer for a month for training and observation. Her udders were full and swollen when she was rescued, so we believed her foal was...
  5. Horse Health
    I have a ottb mare, that was on the body scale of a 2 when I got her a couple weeks ago. She has gained a a little weight since I have got her. I am giving her pro force fiber with beet pulp, a couple times a week a w/t/c on the lunge, she loves to be worked, and still has alot of energy in her...
  6. Horse Nutrition
    This is my first post here so I will give a little back story about how my mare came to be in this position :-) Stormy is a 22ish year old QH mare. She has always been an easy keeper and leaned to the chunky side on free choice forage and a little grain for a treat when being worked with. This...
  7. Horse Nutrition
    My three Thoroughbreds are kept in a relatively small pasture with two other horses. They are fed round bales, so they have free choice hay all the time. The five of them eat one 4ft. x 4ft. round bale about every two days. One of my Thoroughbreds is a 3 year old filly, and she gets grain once a...
  8. Horse 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
  9. Horse Training
    Read the description of the video and it explains it all! :D Widow Maker - YouTube
  10. Horse Health
    Broodmare is 10 years old and weanling colt will be 5 months on the 20th of this month. I hadn't seen my horses since the Mare foaled in March since I live quite a distance from the farm they were on. My husband and brother brought them to my farm 2 weeks ago, they were underweight (more like...
  11. Horse Health
    Well this is a black beauty kind of story , 2 years back i had this tb mare . I had her for about 2.5yrs then my father decided to sell her since i wasn't paying much attention to school. with me she was well behaved and would load in the horse trailer with no problems at all , after i sold...
  12. Horse Health
    Hello and Happy Tuesday Ponyland, So thank you for taking the time to read my thread in advance. So many knowledgeable people here, I know I'll get some great advice. For starters, I'm a first time horse owner had been leasing for about a year and decided to jump in full hearted. Found a...
  13. Horse Nutrition
    I lost a mare who had gotten overweight and then spent the last 6 months of her life on a miserable, low cal diet. I hated that I did that to her in the end (even though I didn't know she was going to pass). She didn't get the fatal condition from being overweight, but she did founder. I...
  14. Horse Health
    Rocky is a 29 years old gelding who was rescued in March 2011. He was severly underweight and even though we managed to put around 150Ibs on him,its still really bad. When we got him he had fungal infection which is now cured -according to the vet- but his coat is still very oily even though we...
  15. Horse Nutrition
    This is my first time posting...I am asking for some help because I want to see what other people think that aren't in my life. My mare that I am getting at the end of the month is not drastically underweight but she does need some. The problem is she has never (to my knowledge) been on grain or...
  16. Horse Health
    So I Bought my mare about a year ago and she was kept in a stall before i bought her. When she came to us She was slightly underweight and we kept outside with other horses. She got sick last summer and lost alot of weight. She picked up beofre winter but now she still is underweight. She...
  17. Horse Nutrition
    Hello all, I have a 4 year old off the track thoroughbred gelding who is about 170lbs underweight. He was at least 200lbs underweight when he was given to me due to his owner moving in Dec. He had started to gain weight and look better. However after gaining about 30lbs, his weight gain has come...
  18. Horse Health
    In April, I bought a 2 yr old paint. I would just like to share his recovery. When we first bought him, he was small, scraggly, and skinny. He looked all mangy. He was underweight and ugh it just made me mad! Well I bought him some weight gain supplement powder, oats, and sweet feed and began...
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