Originally Posted by Skipsfirstspike View Post
They are certainly adorable, but also very overweight!
The mini, especially is quite obese.
While full size horses generally thrive on free choice hay and pasture, ponies and minis tend to get really fat, really fast.
You need to limit their food intake, especially the grass, although I guess it doesnt look all that lush now that it is winter. If they are just in one huge pasture, you will need to section off a small area for a dry lot so they are not just eating all day. That and a good farrier should help get them back on track.
Your pony looks like a very pleasant fella! His mane made me smile! :)
The mini(he is a Shetland pony,but we always call him a mini) with the bad hoofs is not over weight. He is just very very very hairy.
The other mini,Stumpy(with the red halter),is VERY overweight. We just got him a couple weeks of go and he has already lost some of his belly.
Yea, Pokee's hair is and always's will be a challenge! It breaks almost every brush you could use ;)