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  1. Horse Health
    Hello! Lately, I have noticed a few issues with my 16yr old Missouri Fox-Trotter horse's coat and weight. For his coat, he took a very long time to start to shed his coat out, and he is still shedding a bit. But the thing that is weird to me is that his neck, shoulders, and his croup/hips/thighs...
  2. 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...
  3. Horse Breeds, Registrations and Brands
    Hi my name is Dayona. One of my horses is a ottb. And the for the last year or so around this time and coming into winter he drops alot of weight. I suspect he is fairly old. I arranged for him to get his teeth done with my other horses which would of told me how old he is. But due to some...
  4. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    Hey guys, so I'm looking for some advice on how to deal with hay belly when you are pasture boarding. I have a 3 year old QH gelding that is a little ribby, but has a huge belly. I also can't get any muscle on him despite the fact that he is worked 3/4 × a week. He gets 2.5lbs of nutrena safe...
  5. Horse Health
    My 19y/o thoroughbred mare has always been a little hot at times, some times more than others. However, recently she has been way more excited than usual where it’s not very manageable and it’s starting to interfere with my training. It’s not like an uncomfortable excitement for her - I’ll lunge...
  6. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    Hey! Just looking for some advice on what to feed my yearling this winter, I’ve never had a baby before so unsure what to feed to maintain weight/condition but something that won’t give him too much energy and send him loopy, thank you all in advance.
  7. Horse Talk
    I am somewhat an advanced beginner rider. I am looking to purchase a horse that I can build my confidence on. This is a gypsy vanner that stands 14hh and is said to be 1400lbs. I am only 5'3" and weight 160lbs. I feel like my confidence on a smaller horse is a lot better, but I don't want to...
  8. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hello all! Apologies if you've already seen my threads on Ellie (and Basil), this is going to be a bit of repeat information. I have a (previously told 7 years old, aged by the vet at 10) tennessee walker rescue mare. She clearly used to be incredibly well broke due to the amount of training...
  9. Horse Breeds, Registrations and Brands
    I have a 15 year old haflinger gelding, and his weight varies a lot. One day he’s at the perfect weight and then another day he’s either under or over weight. Is this just something common with the breed? Today I noticed that he is looking underweight, I could see his ribs a bit. I haven’t...
  10. Plus Sized Riders
    Hi everyone, I found this board while researching weight and horseback riding. I was hugely into horses as a kid and took lessons for about 2 years. Unfortunately, my mom wasn't able to afford them after that and I had to stop. I decided this year to sign up again. I've always loved horses...
  11. General Riding queries
    Hey everyone, I had a year long break from training, and I got back to riding about 2 months ago. I'm preparing for an endurance race in March/April, but as I kept riding I noticed my right leg was very stiff after every ride. I then asked my trainer to take photos, and noticed my left stirrup...
  12. Horse Health
    Hello! I don't often post in forums, but I am hoping someone can give me some advice. I have a very green 9 year old Oldenburg gelding that I bought in September. I took a risk and bought him because of his breeding, movement, potential and price. I knew I was rolling the dice. They claimed...
  13. 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...
  14. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I have been trained in dressage for the entirety of my riding life. However, I train with school horses not my own personal horse. He is not trained in dressage and I don't really want him to be, so I mainly just hack around, and have fun with him. Often times I dabble in western with him...
  15. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    I have a 3 year old gelding that was very underweight when I rescued him almost a year ago and we started him out on oats and sweet feed mix. He got up to weight and now I am wondering if I should put on a growing feed or if I should continue with the sweet/oat mix? He is still pretty narrow in...
  16. Horse Health
    Hello, I have a 13 year old Hackney Pony who stands 12.2 hands tall and I was curious about anyone who has more experience with these horses and their diet. I've had her for a year and a half now and when I first got her she was around 600lbs and extremely overweight. I understand hackney's are...
  17. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    I recently got given a Standardbred gelding--or for a better way of saying things I 'rescued' a Standardbred gelding. He is quite underweight, not ridiculously emaciated or anything. Healthy otherwise besides the weight loss. I did a search on his brand and he is an unknown but he's sired by...
  18. Horse Riding Critique
    I'm sot of worried about a Koalas weight issue, these photos were taken a few days ago. I'm pretty sure she's a little overweight, but then again, I'm not sure if that's an all right weight. She is three and 15.3hh
  19. Horse Health
    This is a month after I got him he's a saddlebred (from what I was told) hes 12ish and 17hh tall. He's grained a lot of weight but his hips stick out more then I like. He has hay twice a day and they get a bale a day for the past few days. But otherwise has hay 24/7. He gets about 3lbs of oats a...
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