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Meet Pearl, New Horse

Discussion in 'Everything Else Horses, Mules & Donkeys' started by Baymule, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. Aug 3, 2019
    Pastor Dave

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    It's a bit of a stretch, but I rescued a German Shepherd once that was a year and a half and looked like a walking skeleton with hair. He did very similar. Hair changed out to a beautiful coat and body toned up. It's amazing how a malnourished animal can get healthy. I am sure the larger the animal, the longer the repair time and a lot more effort! Your horse looks great!
     
  2. Aug 7, 2019
    robhuncor

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    Riding should help muscle her up also. Her coat looks so much healthier and I love her color change!
     
  3. Aug 7, 2019
    Baymule

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    Thanks! Pearl will take a long time to get her right. She is a beautiful soul on the inside, I have to bring her outside up to health.
     
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    Bruce

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  5. Aug 8, 2019
    robhuncor

    robhuncor Ridin' The Range

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    I'm in the most south eastern corner of Dutchess County right next to the Connecticut border, about 2 hours from the capitol region. I used to spend the yearling sale season working in Saratoga Springs every August.

    Some of the things we do on the horse farm where I work is sales prepping of young stock, care of pregnant mares and foals and layups of racehorses. Bay, when we have a horse that needs building up a bit, the guys use a supplement called Body Builder to help condition them. I don't work hands on with the horses (I'm the office manager) but I know it's given daily on the feed pellets. Our feed is 14% protein, good quality that comes from Kentucky. The supplement cost is about $1/day and it's given until the horse improves or sometimes on a daily basis for poor keepers. A splash of corn oil on the feed is another option.
     
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    Baymule

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    I use a 14% Feed and free Feed hay. I have used corn oil in the past, thanks for the reminder.
     
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