Saga of the Fat Cows
Guys. I own thoroughbreds. Right? Not beef cattle? Someone set me straight, because I'm starting to feel unsure.
|"Who you calling cow?"|
Seriously, though. Since the grass came in, both boys have blimped up like bloated ticks on a dog. It's borderline grotesque.
|Triplets due any day now.|
Weeks ago I reduced their grain down to a handful of ration balancer once a day, which has stabilized the weight gain a little bit. However, the biggest key to their weight is going to be exercise, which has been freaking difficult with the two boys springing holes in their bodies right and left. Ugh.
|Clearly starving. Wasting away.|
Thankfully, a few weeks of somewhat regular work is making some headway. Plus the spring grass is finally starting to turn into summer grass. The pastures here are almost too good. I really don't want to have to put the boys in muzzles. I think Pig would actually kill himself over such a violation of his personal body.
Anyone else out there dealing with some fat thoroughbreds? Any advice other than muzzles and work?