"My" Quarter Horse Mare
If anyone has read my introduction or journal entry, you would know I don't really have my own horse, this is the one that I have been "fostering". She is my learning horse, in other words I know very little about horses and she is my buddy and first experience with caring for a horse.
I am not really sure what a good size for a quarter horse is, everyone says she is really fat, one person said she is so fat that she looks pregnant. I was just wondering if anyone has any good pictures of what an ideal quarter horse mare should look like weight wise and how much do you think she needs to lose? Also, when looking at the weight of a horse, are you generally looking at their belly or is there a better place to look to see if they are fat/skinny/healthy?
I work her everyday on a lunge line, and I love doing it, but is that enough to help her lose weight and gain muscle? I have only had 3 riding lessons so I can't do that to help her lose weight.
I am not really involved in her feeding, but the stable owner said he gives her very little feed and that it's all grass belly.
Just let me know what you think...she's a sweetheart so don't hurt her feelings!