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jeni1

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jeni1 says:

new horse

i have just bought a sec d 14 yrs gelding. He has lost some of his top line,he is wormed to date and his teeth have been checked.I have never owned a sec d before, so any advice on feeding etc would be great.i will be hacking only.(i only bought him today) thanks

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ilovearabs

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ilovearabs says:

Re: new horse

Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your new horse x

 

Section Ds tend to be good doers so he probably won't need much hard feed, probably a good low energy chaff and a quiet cube or balancer or vitamin and mineral supplement with ad lib hay / haylage will be all he needs.  I'd find out what he has been used to being fed and use that as a base.  Obviously if you're doing more work with him that will need to be taken into account, I'm guessing some good schooling will build up his topline.  If he does need a bit of weight you could try Allen & Page Calm & Condition or a similar feed.

 

Everyone on here is really helpful so never be afraid to ask, no-one judges - we just give help where we can.  If you post some pics we can get a better idea of what to suggest and also what he is currently fed.

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abbieandfiona

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Re: new horse

Allen and Page is great food without the extra fizz congrats on your new horse x

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jeni1

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jeni1 says:

Re: new horse

thanks everyone.He has been kept in a field, and more or less forgotten about,so he has not been getting any hard feed.He is a bit under weight but not too much. I will post some pics tomorrow. At the moment he looks like a little scruff bag..lol..but with a little tlc ill make him good...x x

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jeni1

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jeni1 says:

Re: new horse

Trigger......

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brook

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brook says:

Re: new horse

Hi, I think he is lovely and all he needs is a little tlc. I bet that he will make a fab showing horse ! I have a Welsh Sec D called Tenor and he is a fairly good doer in the summer but can drop a little weight in the winter. I feed him Dodson & Horrell Safe&Sound which is low in sugars and good for horses and ponies prone to laminitis, I also give him Bailey's lo-cal feed balancer to make sure that he has all the vits & mins that he needs, he also has 2 large hay-nets during the night. It all depends on your grazing really, if you feel that he needs extra feed you could always start him on some Dengie Hi-Fi original and add a cup of feed balancer to it plus carrots/parsnips etc and good quality hay if he is stabled at night. I hope that you enjoy him as he looks like a very nice boy !! See my boy below.   

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mankyann

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mankyann says:

Re: new horse

Awww he is lovely, very beautiful and looks very proud! I bet you are looking forward to his mane growing to the length of his fringe!

I have a welsh section D also. However, hes not very much of a good doer considering his breed over the winter but is very fizzy. And when we got him he was underweight.

 We have poor grazing in the winter so he gets ad lib haylage and two feeds a day. per feed he gets 2 large round scoops of alfa a oil, one round soaked scoop of D+H build up cubes, calmer, garlic and barefott biotin. He also gets two feeds in the summer (same as winter feeeds), but no hay as he doesnt eat it and is ok on the grass we have... reached a very nice weight this summer on 2 feeds and 24/7 turnout!

He gets ridden 3 times a week in the winter and more in the summer but the food stays the same and he does just fine. Also 24/7 turnout.

I found it really helpful to talk to a feed company (Dodson and Horrell) about what i should be feeding him and how much. They ask about what work they do, lifestyle, turnout, temperment etc.

 Your horse looks an OK weight as he looks quite 'stocky' and nicely put together

Hope you are getting on well with your new horse! All the best x

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jeni1

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jeni1 says:

Re: new horse

Thanks everyone for your support. Trigger is doing great,he is getting 2 feeds a day and ad lib haylage. i found out that he was only gelded about 4mths ago,which would explain why he prances about when im out with friends, but is as good as gold when he is on his own.

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