Thanks for replies guys.
First off - HE is not excessively thing - he has got quite a bit of baby fat on his neck... and if any horse with lack of muscle because all these 3 years he has stood in a paddock and done nothing, and showing ribs is starved, then well... I got not much to say...
I know he is thin, but not to the point that he looks like he has been starved.
I got the horse 3 weeks ago, in the old place he was eating hay and oats - both unlimited.... on a sand pasture... he wasnt happy. Here he has grass. The other one came from 24/7 pasture place and is actually a bit fatty
not in a athletic shape at all.
Second, We have just started lunging this horse, very minimal amounts - he has never been trained for anything at all - we had to teach proper leading, raising legs, trusting etc, before starting to do anything else.. .
Third, I give as much as I can and vet is scheduled to come soon to worm them both and look at their teeth ( we think this one still has his baby teeth, as he turned 3 years old 2 months ago!!!) IMG_3026 (640x427).jpg
Here is the other one... small chubby-ish thing...
CandyCanes - that is what I thought and saw too.. when he has his excited trot its more of a prance, with no big, pretty extended steps... he looks soft enough in all gaits, but time will show, also fixing his feet and training him to build muscles and balance himself out.. I was just curious about what conformation faults he has... tbh, sometimes I think he has got the front from a half draft, but the hind from a wobbly sports horse