|View single post by slipslider|
|Posted: Thu Apr 5th, 2012 06:43 pm||
|Just catching up with this thread. Sounds like you are taking care of things very well. I agree that the fat on the horse is most likely due to overfeeding, ect.
I too have an easy keeper with cresty neck. And have dealt with laminitis horses in the past.
I would keep on doing as you are doing, sounds like you are on the right track. Once the weather dries up and the grass is no longer growing by leaps and bounds, usually around the end of June, and your horse has lost some weight, it would probably be safe to turn him out on pasture. I would limit his time out there at first. Once it is dry summer pasture, it should be safe.
But watch him again when the fall rains come and the grass startes growing again the in the fall. These are the two times to worry about pasture. In the spring, when grass is lush and green and in the fall. It is really not the grass as much as it is the legumes such as clover and such. If your pasture has alot of legumes, then you will need to watch even closer.
As far as dealing with your horse's behavorial problems and rehabilitating him. I would highly recommend Cllinton Anderson's tapes. You will be very surprised at how quickly the horse will turn around and be a nice respectful no longer fearful horse, using the methods he teaches. Have fun and watch the transformation take place!
PS: i am not saying your horse was not whipped but 9 out of 10 times that is not the case. I have seen so many people think there horse was beat because they act fearfully at a stick or whip. Truthfully many fearful, reactive type of horses are just scared to death of them when they are first introduced to them.
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