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Throughbred
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ladyhawk    Posted 09-12-2003 at 20:25:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Never owned one before. Just bought him about 1 month ago. Reason...He is dog gentle. A real nice horse. We have been feeding him oat hay. We just got back from a 1 week pack trip. He ate grass. When we got back he had lost a bunch of weight where his back and hip bones where showing and he had pack sores from dropping so much weight. I had the vet out she said his teeth were fine but he may have to change his feed. I guess they are high maintenance. He has a tatoo in side his upper lip. The vet said he was at one time at the race track. I can see why he was sold. He is just to gentle and mellow. I want to know if anyone has suggestions on the best feed and a feed schedule for these type of horses. all my others are quarter horses or mules and they all do great on the oat hay. Please reply.


cowgirlj    Posted 09-13-2003 at 13:16:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You should discuss a feed regiment with your vet. Keep in mind whatever feed schedule you decide on, make the changes slowly, over about a month's time. Also, throughbreds are a thin skinned horse, will he have a good winter shelter? You may need to invest in a winter blanket for him. He will not keep weight on if all his body energy is diverted into trying to keep warm. He will take a little extra care than Mules and QH's for sure, but it sounds like he may reward you with other bennefits.


bcs    Posted 09-13-2003 at 10:29:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Feed him twice as much as you do the others


toolman    Posted 09-12-2003 at 20:43:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
i bought a running quarter a few years back , he looked a little thin he was only 9 months old , anyway i fed him good but he keep losing weight , i checked his teeth didn,t think a young hores would have problems and he was ok, but continued to loose weight, we had wormed him also, anyways a vet told me that most wormers don,t get tape worms and use strongid p wormer, i did checked his manure the next day and he had these tape worms about a inch long ,white, with a square head, they aren,t supposed to hurt them but rob their food, i waited a couple of weeks and hit him again with the strongid p got the babies, did this about three times and he was good . today he,s a big boy in beautiful shape and just a pleasure to be around.


Clipper    Posted 09-12-2003 at 20:38:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sweet grain will work well to get his weight up fairly quick...be cautious of using beet pulp as long term usage can result in calcium build-up.You should also discuss any feeding regime with your vet just to be on the safe side. :^)


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