Yep I'm talking poop here. I am an expert poop watcher since my boy Ollie seems to have poop issues. However, I haven't been able to see his poops in a little while because he's turned out 24/7. This bothers me a little bit because I like to monitor how he's doing. Especially since I have him on GrandDigest and I want to see some improvement.
So the other day when Matt and I were taking pretty horse pictures like this one...
I saw Ollie off in the field doing his thing. Off I went with my camera so I could document it:
What do you guys think of it? It's an improvement of sorts. But this is about the best his poops have looked in the past too. Some form, still lots of water in it so they weigh a ton and they are not quite road apples. I'm hoping for road apples. Maybe this is as good as he gets? Should I be concerned?
I just don't know. His eating regime should be optimum for good poo. He gets lots of hay, especially on cold days, he can graze in the field all day and night if he wants and I give him 1 qt of Kalm 'n EZ from Kalmbach each day along with a little Cocosoya oil. Grazing in the field this time of year I suppose is good just to keep something in his tummy to keep the ph levels down. I wonder what will happen when Spring rolls around and we have lovely green grass.
Other things I've noticed is that he's not so sensitive to being brushed in the flank region. He's not so sensitive to being brushed anywhere right now! I can touch him anywhere without him sending me any warnings of "watch it lady!" Even girthing up isn't so bad anymore. Best of all is that there are no more green colored poop remnants around his lovely gray hind end. So that's all good.
I suppose we are on the right track. I'm just wondering if I'll ever see anything better than this.
In the meantime, my two guys love living in their huge Kentucky pasture: