Gaining his weight back!

14h, 8 year old, bay pony gelding. The FLO picked this horse up from an Indian Reservation and was told that he was wild. The FLO owner decided to hold him back for now, so he halter broke him. This guy is a little resistant to having the halter put on but once it is on, he walked calmly and obediently behind him.

Gaining his weight back!

Postby Juliane on Tue Sep 19, 2006 7:52 pm

Connor's gelding surgery certainly took it's toll on his small frame. He lost quite a bit of weight (well, in my opinion) the week following his appointment. I immediately up'd his hay intake to 2-3 heavy flakes of high quality orchard grass morning and night. I wasn't seeing as big of an improvement as I'd hoped, but it looks like he's finally back up to weight.

Now, if the weather would clear and dry things out, I could put him to work and turn that weight into muscle! He sure is an awesome pony! He's quite the forager when he eats too!

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Postby myhorsefaith on Wed Sep 20, 2006 7:37 am

LOL i love the photos- head properly stuffed into hay :lol:

those are the best!

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Postby AgilityGal on Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:06 am

Yeah. All the good stuff falls to the bottom. . .got to eat that first!!!!!
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Postby seahorse on Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:18 pm

LOL- OMG!!! He is sooooooo hilarious! I think he would climb in the feeder if he could!
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Postby ptownevt on Fri Sep 22, 2006 5:10 pm

He looks like a really nice, well bred Welsh pony, wavy tail and all. Go figure.
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