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    Hello there! I hope this doesn't violate the rules of the forum. I'm a freelance writer and I'm working on a feature story for Prevention magazine. I'm looking for some real weight loss stories to tell about women who have lost 10, 20, 50, and even 100+ pounds. Ideally, she is over 40 (that's...
  2. Horse Health
    Yesterday afternoon, Dawn was acting odd - stretching, not eating, very lethargic, and kind of 'bobbling' with her hind legs (resting one and then the other repeatedly) - so we called the vet out. The vet diagnosed Dawn with severe (grade 3 or 4) gastric ulcers, which explains a lot of things...
  3. Horse Health
    Hi everyone! I have a question in regards to what I am feeding my horse. A couple of years ago we switched from feeding our horses McCauley's M30 to M10 due to the fact that our horses were a little overweight and weren't getting enough of a workout to compensate for all that protein. We mainly...
  4. Horse Health
    Myself as well as all the local vets and every horse person I know is stumped with this one. I have a 21 year old Morgan horse (not a lippitt) gelding that I have had for 5 years now. When we first got him he was in great health, had no problem keeping on weight, and was always healthy. About 3...
  5. Horse Health
    Over the last summer I had been working a lot with Navigator on getting him fit and to lose weight - he was very heavy and at risk for founder. I started dry lotting him when we moved to our new barn, and it took a while but he did eventually lose enough and was down to a good weight around...
  6. Horse Conformation Critique
    I've been debating making this thread for a while and I've finally decided to go for it! Please let me know if you need any additional pictures... I can try to get them. My mare is a 14.2hh (that's mostly guesswork) quarter horse cross. She is for sure half QH (her sire), but I've got no info...
  7. Plus Sized Riders
    I am so excited that I have to share with you lovely ladies!! A few of you know my backstory: essentially I gained 70 pounds over the past five years due to depression and especially antidepressants that made me eat voraciously. I honest-to-God had no clue I was doing it until the day after...
  8. Horse Health
    Just to clarify, this is not about my horse. It's about a horse I know of and just want what information I can get. The owner is calling the vet, but I would like to understand what is going on so I can help her out. The horse is a 10 y/o TB, who was rescued early last summer. He had be...
  9. Horse Nutrition
    At the place where i board my 20yr old Arab/qh i believe all of the boarders are being underfed. There are 13 horses in the pasture and only 2 bales of hay that are in slow feed nets. My horse is one of the bottom horses and always has bites and has been losing weight. I had the vet out to check...
  10. Horse Health
    **Disclaimer: The horse I am concerned about is not my horse. His owner has become neglectful of his care and, in the hopes of bettering his health I want to educate her about what is wrong with her horse. Please, please, please don't bite my head off.** My neighbor's horse, an OTTB, has been...
  11. Horse Nutrition
    i have had my 15.1 gelding for 3 months now and when i first got him he was in good condition(weight,shape etc) but after about 2 months he was beginning to loose weight so i filled his hay nets slightly more and all his worming is up to date vaccinations and teeth he is fed 3 feeds a day...
  12. Horse Breeds
    I'm fat, 5'3" and about 250 pounds. I quit riding because I felt guilty at 240 sitting on a horse. Plus at my weight posting was exhausting. I promised to lose weight before I rode again I miss riding though. I've thought of doing trail riding on a western saddle since those saddles spread the...
  13. Horse Nutrition
    So, I bought Mister last April and the owner told me he is a hard keeper. Naturally, he gained weight over the summer and kept it until January. The winter here in Alabama are mild, but he still dropped weight. I am ashamed at how he looks and was told by someone this week that if someone saw...
  14. Horse Health
    What's the best way for a horse to gain lots of weight in a short period of time? My horse is on high fat grain and has access to lots of hay... He's eating all of it but seems to lose weight. He's getting skinny and winter is here....
  15. Horse Health
    Hi guys... I am just a bit worried about my horse, and could use some advice. 2 months ago I moved him to another farm he is out with a nice herd of horses (about 12) and he's happy, but he has lost some condition... He isn't thin, but he went from getting 2kgs of food a day, to just...
  16. Horse Health
    Ok, so I've had my horse for 4 years. When I hot him he was already overwieght because he had been used as a trail horse. He had 24/7 grazing and free hay. Now that I own him he gets 1 1/2 pads of hay in the morning and 1 1/2 pads at night during the fall and winter, and 10 hours of grazing in...
  17. Horse Health
    My pony Bart is around 20 years old. We think he is a shetland/quarter pony mix. I've had him since he was 12 and I was 8, so yea, he is 20. Anyways, a few years back a vet had mentioned that he might have been in the early stages of cushings but then he never mentioned it again so we passed the...
  18. Horse Health
    My horse is loosing weight so fast now winter is approaching, and was hoping someone might be able to suggest something I haven't already tried, or sugest something i may have missed health wise. She is a TB x ISH so typically a "ribby" bread, but she is dropping weight sooo fast at the...
  19. Horse Health
    to start we have had pros form all over hear this and ahve no clue. but you know it can tak another look to see something we missed... you never know... so here goes Kudos is an 18 year old TB Hunter Jumper school master . he has been lame for about 5 weeks now. he first presented dead lame...
  20. Horse Health
    Thank you for taking the time to read my thread. My Mare has been losing weight the last 2 months and I am at a complete loss. She is eating first cut, alfalfa hay of great quality - 1.5 bales per day. She is eating beet pulp and Purina mare and foal feed. She is dewormed regularly. She has a...
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