Saturday, June 5, 2010

Dudie & Brownie weekly photos & update

Here is this weeks photo of Dudie. I am a little late taking it since I have been very busy this week. I think I am seeing some improvement in Dudie (finally). When I brush him, it doesn't feel like I brushing bones so much now. About 3 days ago I switched his feed again. He is now getting Equine Senior feed by Purina (1 full scoop...the 3 lb size), along with the 2lbs 4-way grain, 1 1/2 cups soy meal, 1 1/2 cups rice bran, 1/4 cup corn oil and hay. I also bought him a horse lick so that he can have calories and vitamins all day long. He pretty much leaves his hay on the ground and won't eat it, so I decided that he needed the senior feed to make sure his diet is well balanced. I am slowly increasing the senior feed to the full amount he will need and keeping the other stuff too. We will see how this works :-) I am hoping that in time, I can bring his weight up to fully healthy and then cut the supplements back to minimal except during the winter months. Maybe I am dreaming? I hope not :-)

Brownie seems to have held his weight well, even with 3 full days of riding at the 4-H Memorial riding clinic last weekend. He should start to gain some muscle with more regular riding!

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