Attention Horse & Pony Owners!

Do you have a horse or pony or have access to one?


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JCaseyHammond

Crowing
Sep 6, 2020
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California Delta
What breed?
Friesian cross
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And 16 year old pinto rescue
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***Edited to add, both my girls need a makeover 🥰
 
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RiverOtter

Crowing
11 Years
Nov 4, 2009
1,088
1,622
361
NY
Oh thank goodness. My mare weaned her 6 month old colt and she looks so thin. Your guidance will help me so much. Vet said sometimes nursing mares get thin. She gets Panacur fall snd spring.
They do, and she's not so bad. My formula to sleek them up is a combination of soaked beet pulp and alfalfa cubes, and if you can get it, barley. A pound of barley a day seems to go right to fattening horses, they don't digest anything else as well. Steamed, rolled oats are second best.

I had a rescue come that was just a skeleton - a friend of mine was rough boarding and her mare got botulism and she called me up in tears. I told her to stop at the vet and the police for documentation and treatment before bringing her here. We had her fat in 5 months. I'm working on my older stallion now. My breeding partner sent him my way because he got a bad tooth and the weight melted off him. My current problem is getting him to not just run it all back off!!
 

JCaseyHammond

Crowing
Sep 6, 2020
707
2,152
296
California Delta
They do, and she's not so bad. My formula to sleek them up is a combination of soaked beet pulp and alfalfa cubes, and if you can get it, barley. A pound of barley a day seems to go right to fattening horses, they don't digest anything else as well. Steamed, rolled oats are second best.

I had a rescue come that was just a skeleton - a friend of mine was rough boarding and her mare got botulism and she called me up in tears. I told her to stop at the vet and the police for documentation and treatment before bringing her here. We had her fat in 5 months. I'm working on my older stallion now. My breeding partner sent him my way because he got a bad tooth and the weight melted off him. My current problem is getting him to not just run it all back off!!
Thanks RiverOtter!
 

littledog

Crowing
9 Years
Aug 7, 2011
365
1,494
397
Puget Sound area, WA
Oh no, I'm so sorry, Oldenburg Mom. Joey and Bonnie were such beautiful horses - I'm sure you miss them. 2020 has been a crap year for so many of us, for so many reasons. I lost both of my elderly dogs this past horrible 2020 summer, from different illnesses but only 4 days apart. I'm thankful to still have my aged horses.
My horses would definitely agree with your Joey, that braids (in fact, anything to do with taming their manes) are something truly horrific.
 

Peaches Lee

Crowing
10 Years
Sep 19, 2010
2,131
879
311
Pennsylvania

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