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    06-26-2011, 03:06 PM
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Can thoroughbreds be skinny?

In another post people tell me that thoroughbreds should not be skinny at all or amnything like that.
Thoroughbreds can be very skinny natural. Agreed or not?
Alot show ribs? Yes! Some can be fat or hold there weight but some cannot. Im raising race horses and I've seen alot that show their ribs. I think alot of thoroughbreds are naturally like that especially if they are alot taller. Like the stud im breeding my tb too is 17.2 and you can see his ribs. Well I can see my mares ribs after I ride her all summer.

What do ya think?
     
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    06-26-2011, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by kaydeebug    
in another post people tell me that thoroughbreds should not be skinny at all or amnything like that.
Thoroughbreds can be very skinny natural. Agreed or not?
Alot show ribs? Yes! Some can be fat or hold there weight but some cannot. Im raising race horses and I've seen alot that show their ribs. I think alot of thoroughbreds are naturally like that especially if they are alot taller. Like the stud im breeding my tb too is 17.2 and you can see his ribs. Well I can see my mares ribs after I ride her all summer.

What do ya think?
If they are being advertised for stud they should look like this.

Even the ones in race training at the track are not as bad as yours.

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    06-26-2011, 03:10 PM
  #3
Green Broke
You know what I think.
     
    06-26-2011, 03:16 PM
  #4
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A racing horse should look like an athlete, muscle and bone, so yes would expect to see some suggestion of rib.

The horse you posted is skinny looking to me, so no I don't agree with you
     
    06-26-2011, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Golden Horse    
A racing horse should look like an athlete, muscle and bone, so yes would expect to see some suggestion of rib.

The horse you posted is skinny looking to me, so no I don't agree with you


See thank you. I believe this person knows what a race horse is. Let me find a pic of my mare if it shows any ribs
     
    06-26-2011, 04:08 PM
  #6
Trained
Well this is maybe a bit heavy




This looks great



And Skinny

     
    06-26-2011, 04:12 PM
  #7
Trained
The second horse GH posted is what a TB should look like in weight. There is skinny and there is fit. One is not the other.
     
    06-26-2011, 04:27 PM
  #8
Trained
You should never see ribs - period. There is no excuse for ribs at any given time. You should beable to feel them, but not see them.
     
    06-26-2011, 04:28 PM
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There is a difference (Like I've said) between a light built horse and a skinny horse.

And no, thoroughbreds are not meant ot be skinny.

BTW Goldenhorse, that first picture is too funny
     
    06-26-2011, 04:48 PM
  #10
Green Broke
I have a TB and she is underweight right now. Every time I look at her I have to cringe because I hate seeing ribs.
I don't just say, "Oh, she's a Thoroughbred, she can be underweight," and shrug it off. No, she is now on an enhanced diet to get her to an appropriate weight.

Some breeds, like TBs, may be harder to keep at a healthy weight.
This doesn't give you(general) an excuse to have ribby horses, it gives you the responsibility to get them to a healthy weight.
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