My gelding was pretty overweight being he was on 60 acres of pasture an all. We stalled him for half the day because he got huge and well, we don't want him to founder. We have since moved my two to a new barn where my mare and gelding are on 3 acres of pasture by themselves. They are pastured 24/7 365 days a year so I no longer have a stall...So, just for precaution I muzzle them for about half the day, from when I feed in the Am to around 2pm when I get out of work. Then, muzzles are off til the Am again when I feed.
Anyway, I can tell my gelding doesn't have as much of a "grass belly" as he did before but would like y'all to critique their weight. I know that the general rule of thumb is that you want to feel the ribs but not be able to see them. I still can't feel my geldings ribs unless I really dig around for them. My mares I can feel quite easily but she has a huge belly. They are both on a regular deworming schedule. I know in some of these pictures you can see my geldings ribs but I think it is a combo of the light reflecting and the crappy quality of these cell phone pictures...
So anyway critique away, my gelding doesn't look nearly as fat in the pictures taken today as he does in person but here ya go..