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  1. Scribbler, yes we actually do weigh the hay. We...

    Scribbler, yes we actually do weigh the hay. We have been using a fish scale also, but the Purina rep gave me a handy little digital one that I already love. By this point I would say I have a pretty...
  2. Will do, Scribbler. Thanks :) We did discuss that...

    Will do, Scribbler. Thanks :) We did discuss that even though our portions were providing them with closer to 2.5% bodyweight in hay (not counting the cubes/pellets in the ration), there is still not...
  3. Update: Going back to whole food

    Hi all. Wow, has this discussion taken off. Last time I checked, the thread was only at 3 pages. I haven't gotten caught up just yet but wanted to sign on with an update.

    A very lengthy story...
  4. The horse is not a "heavy" type, rather tall and...

    The horse is not a "heavy" type, rather tall and leggy with a lot of TB on the dam side. Currently at 1100 lbs right now and vet wants another 100-150 lbs put on. What has them puzzled is the fact...
  5. The whole food nutritionist said not to go any...

    The whole food nutritionist said not to go any higher than 3 lbs of the mix per feeding. It was suggested I give another lb of oats at lunch if I really felt the horse needed, but 3 lbs was the...
  6. Thanks, JB. Very insightful. Sorry, I did reply...

    Thanks, JB. Very insightful. Sorry, I did reply to you earlier, but my internet ate the post which was quite lengthy and I just haven't had the energy to re-write it all. I will do my best to...
  7. Lots of valid points here, and I greatly...

    Lots of valid points here, and I greatly appreciate it! The barn was on Purina for about 8-9 months prior and we were VERY happy, as it had been so long since we'd gotten such good results. We were...
  8. Trust me, they do. Thick round necks have turned...

    Trust me, they do. Thick round necks have turned to straight angle \ \ pencil necks. Top lines have dropped off, and hind ends look like ^ with the SI beginning to protrude. :no:

    A large reason...
  9. I could, but quite frankly I'd be mortified. You...

    I could, but quite frankly I'd be mortified. You are correct, they have lost just about every ounce of fat on their bodies. Top lines have withered away, hind ends more pronounced, ribs in your face....
  10. Hay has been unchanged, it's a consistent high...

    Hay has been unchanged, it's a consistent high quality T&A.

    Formerly, we fed Ultium and Strategy, with beet pulp included in the PM ration.

    Currently we are feeding a base of alfalfa pellets...
  11. Commercial Feed vs. Non-Commercial Feed? (That is the question.)

    Trying to talk myself off the ledge here, but I figure why not open the polls to some other opinions.

    About mid-summer we made the switch from commercial feed (Purina) to a whole food feed...
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    If you're looking to get away from the age old...

    If you're looking to get away from the age old Semper/Samber and Art Deco lines, look into Chess M.

    http://www.gestuet-falkenhorst.com/gfchess.html

    I was talked out of breeding a mare to him...
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    Definitely ouchy on the driveway, but I think...

    Definitely ouchy on the driveway, but I think just about any horse without a good tough foot conditioned to go unshod on that type of surface would be. I happened to click on the video of her on...
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    I so know this feeling. :winkgrin: A while...

    I so know this feeling. :winkgrin:

    A while back, we had one of the hardest keeper ponies I've ever dealt with. He was getting close to 4 lbs of Ultium per day, in moderate work, excellent health,...
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    Look up Biostar EQ, which is an organic...

    Look up Biostar EQ, which is an organic supplement company, and give a call to speak with Tigger. She has designed whole food feed programs for some of the top show barns in existence and can tell...
  16. A pic for those who are curious...

    How interesting. I am trying to encourage a visit from another vet, but owners don't seem very concerned since it is not an emergency, and it was never brought up or addressed during a (from what I...
  17. Talk to me after you've watched a horse rot in...

    Talk to me after you've watched a horse rot in his stall all week with one bag of shavings allotted because the owner "can't afford it". Meanwhile they are riding around in a newly purchased vehicle...
  18. Lazy Eye? Does it exist in horses?

    Not sure where else to put this, so here we are in Off Course.

    Have someone with a large pony that has what I would call a lazy eye. Yes, I'm being serious.

    It would appear that on one side,...
  19. Sending you a PM. You sound like a dream boarder....

    Sending you a PM. You sound like a dream boarder.

    I have been at my wit's end lately with how many people "love" their horses, yet can't seem to get far enough away from them and their daily care....
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    Wow, that is even more interesting. The whole...

    Wow, that is even more interesting. The whole food nutritionist that we recently consulted with had us change this mare (and the other horses just for precaution) onto a diet of whole oats, alf...
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    I posted our experience with this disease on...

    I posted our experience with this disease on another recent thread. Please look on page 2 or 3 in the Horse Care section. I believe the title was something like "Weird Coronet Bands?"

    I posted a...
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    We are dealing with this! It is Coronitis/Pemphigus

    Jumping in here.. We have a 15 year old warmblood mare who presented almost a year ago with this same condition on all four feet. (Interestingly, she was on Purina feed as well.) After almost 6...
  23. Update with spinoff question!

    Rather than start a new post, I will update here but include a new spinoff question.

    Horse has been on stall rest for the last week and has steadily improved to the point that vet/farrier...
  24. Mystery Lameness in Foot -- UPDATE w/ spinoff

    I'll try to keep this short and sweet. 17 hander going like a million bucks on the lunge, moving bigger and better than I've ever seen her go. Goes from 200% to crippled lame in the blink of an eye....
  25. Interestingly, she improved almost 100% after...

    Interestingly, she improved almost 100% after some time on the lunge today. The only oddity was that she "huffed" far more than she ever has. It's not quite a cough, nor is it a relaxed snort. It's...
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