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This is Archie two years ago showing at a local Horse Trail with his previous young owner.

Achimedes (Don't have his JC Name) "Archie"
12yr old 16h Dark Bay Thoroughbred Gelding
Archie is an OTTB who has experience as a Jumper and an Eventer. His previous owner was a 14yr old girl who he was a bit too much for as he is a forward thinking thoroughbred with a big trot and jump. Unfortunately, when he was turned out for the winter this year he lost a lost a lot of weight, but is now starting to fill out a bit. He still needs about 100lbs/ all of his muscling back, but we are going to work on that. Archie is sound barefoot at the moment and will make someone who understands ottbs a wonderful competitive horse once he is back in a program. He definitely needs a well fitting saddles as he does have white hairs on his withers indicating previous saddle issues, monitoring for any ulcers and he has benefited from chiropractic care. These are all regular things that a lot of competing ottbs need, so nothing super special.
Located in Lakeville, MN
Adoption Fee: $1000 - will increase as he builds more muscle and gets back to jumping regularly.

By: Minnesota Retired Racehorse Project

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Achimedes (Don't have his JC Name) "Archie"
12yr old 16h Dark Bay Thoroughbred Gelding
Archie is an OTTB who has experience as a Jumper and an Eventer. His previous owner was a 14yr old girl who he was a bit too much for as he is a forward thinking thoroughbred with a big trot and jump. Unfortunately, when he was turned out for the winter this year he lost a lost a lot of weight, but is now starting to fill out a bit. He still needs about 100lbs/ all of his muscling back, but we are going to work on that. Archie is sound barefoot at the moment and will make someone who understands ottbs a wonderful competitive horse once he is back in a program. He definitely needs a well fitting saddles as he does have white hairs on his withers indicating previous saddle issues, monitoring for any ulcers and he has benefited from chiropractic care. These are all regular things that a lot of competing ottbs need, so nothing super special.
Located in Lakeville, MN
Adoption Fee: $1000 - will increase as he builds more muscle and gets back to jumping regularly.

By: Minnesota Retired Racehorse Project

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Research Update Monday (yes, we know its Tuesday)! Hay waste during feeding represents a costly expense for horse owners. The objective of this study, conducted at the University of Minnesota, was to determine hay waste of small square-bale feeders when used in outdoor feeding of adult horses. Feeder designs included a hayrack ($280; Horse Bunk Feeder and Hay Rack, Priefert Manufacturing), slat feeder ($349; The Natural Feeder), basket feeder ($372; Equine Hay Basket, Tarter Farm and Ranch Equipment), and a no-feeder control. Twelve adult horses were divided into four groups and were rotated through separate outdoor dirt paddocks. Horses were fed grass hay at 2.5% of the herd bodyweight daily, split evenly into a morning and afternoon feeding. Waste hay was collected before each feeding. Mean hay waste was 13, 5, 3, and 1%, for the no-feeder control, hayrack, basket feeder, and slat feeder, respectively. All feeders resulted in less hay waste compared to the control, and the slat feeder resulted in less hay waste compared to the hayrack. Additional information on feeder economics, horse bodyweight change, and hay intake will be available soon! This project was supported by a grant from the American Quarter Horse Foundation.

By: University of Minnesota Equine Extension Program

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