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Sixstardanes

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A few pixs snapped this morning of our ungroomed 6yr old stallion, Saber.







Hard to believe he's about 2 weeks shy of being with us a year.

This is Saber Aug 20th, 2007 -

 

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Oh MAN is he gorgeous!! I liked the before picture too, but WOW he's a hottie now! How did you get the weight off of him? I've got a little gelding that I really need to slim down, but I feel like I hardly give him enough now as it is, but he is only 31" tall and tapes at 350 pounds!!! I sure hope the weight tape is off for mini's!!

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I have no idea what Saber use to weight.

He's 32" and 210lbs now...

loosing the blubber he lost 1/2 an inch in height too


As for how to get it off well 1 thing was Saber was being extremely overfed at his previous home.

On the day we brought him home he was pooping like a full sized horse in both size & quantity!


We started exercising him mostly by taking him on walks.

Often loading him in the van and going somewhere and just walking.

He enjoys travelling.

Here Saber gets Alfalfa/Bermuda pellets, Grass hay (it varies), Platform & Oats (with Red Cell).

In the morning he gets Flax Seed in the night he gets a lil psyllium.

When out on walks I keep a treat pouch of carrot pieces on me.

For snacks we give him more treats with moisture like apples, carrots, carrot tops, lettuce

and sometimes a lil celery here and there.

Yes, he does get other stuff (corn, puffed corn, O,A&M, barley, bran mash..) and junk food (croissants, biscuits, Nilla Wafers, donuts, french fries, angel food cake, ice cream..) too but in moderation.

This is a typically schedule:

b'fast around 5:30am (pellets & platform)

a cup of oats around 7:30 or 8:30 (during pen cleaning)

mid day an apple (1- 2pm)

dinner around 5:30pm (pellets)

and at 8:30pm a bucket full of hay

Yes, the amount of food was lower than he was having but since he was getting food

fairly frequently he took to his diet better.

Plus I think it was better for him healthwise this way.
 
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WOW he is in great shape!! Love that boy, such nice color on him He looks great!!
 

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He is such a handsome boy.
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He looks a lot better then he did, though he didn't look to awfully bad to start with.

I love his markings.
 

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Can I come and stay at your place so that you can work your magic on me too?
 

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He looks soooooo much better now, it really makes a difference in terms of not only his health, but his looks!
 

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