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Horse Conditioning for the Recovering Horse

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  • Horselvr33 Original Poster Horselvr33
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    My Horse is a 19 year old Quarter Horse. She got a injury a year ago which i think is a ligament injury (my mom couldn’t remember what the vet said because she’s not familiar with horse anatomy LOL but i think he defiantly said some sort of soft tissue injury) I’m able right now to take her on 40 minute walks and ride her for 8-10 minutes a day without her limping (this is my own conditioning schedule based on what i know) but, Honey’s body condition is really terrible. She is all saggy and unfit and she looks depressed. What do i do?? I really need some suggestions, any will help Thanks!! Oh, and she is also a VERY easy-keeper which might help if you have suggestions feed wise:)

    Joe-Joe Joe-Joe
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    If she is still recovering from a serious injury (it sounds as if it was serious), there is little you can do about her condition as far as work is concerned. Possibly a massage or strapping might help some.

    It is never the horse's fault

    Horselvr33 Original Poster Horselvr33
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    Thanks!Any other suggestions would be appreciated:)

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 9 months ago by Horselvr33 Horselvr33.
    Joe-Joe Joe-Joe
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    If she isn’t working, she really doesn’t need grain, just really good hay – either in a round bale so she can eat when she wants (which is what evolution created for horses) or given from a square bale as needed.

    It is never the horse's fault

    riding for Christ riding for Christ
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    Its good that you give her a little bit of exercise. Some nice clean grass hay (round or square bale) is a good idea for easy keepers. If you want to give her feed, I would suggest to give her a pellet feed with a fat content that is low. I feed Total Equine. Hope this helps you!

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