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        04-17-2013, 08:32 PM
    Green Broke
    He looks lovely, I'd say his weight is pretty close to just right. Put some topline on him and he'll look a million bucks.

    What a cute face!!
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        04-17-2013, 09:30 PM
    Originally Posted by Sahara    
    I stand corrected.
    Its hard to tell with photo's unless you see someone w/them to gauge height or just see in person.
    My son ha ha, on any other horse would be dragging his knee's lol!! My horse fits his size.

    Sara Ty I am working on that topline now w/uphill ground wrk. And I am teaching him to lower his poll while riding...He was moving his hind quarters for me really well this last weekend and giving me two eyes..I wasnt able to ride him yet "Bummer" I have the farrier on his way to put shoes on him this Fri..He had a split in his hoof. (So it was light work)
    We were working on space too because this guy can be over bearing and pushy. He did well
        04-17-2013, 09:34 PM
    Originally Posted by Charley horse    
    What do you think of my Charley does he need to gain more or loose???
    I've been working and feeding to put weight on I've had him since last August so 8 months now! Yippee!!
    He started out at 945lbs for a 16.3hh 4yr old gelding to now measured w/a tape weighing in at 1135lbs...I always just thought in my head he would look great at 1200 but now I am not so sure what do you think???
    He is going to get some riding time in this spring and summer he is still a new to me family member and hasnt been ridden much I mainly been doing ground work w/him. Oh and almost forgot to mention he's a Appaloosa pure for the breed.
    Horses are like people and can put on weight in different areas as well as all over.
    Neck looks good (didn't notice any cresting)
    Rump looks good (no crease or ridge) nice and even.
    Doesn't appear to be carring an excess around the middle. No sign of ribs, but you should be able to feel them if you run your hand along the side. If you have to press much to feel them then he's carrying a little weight there, but he won't be carrying much. Looks pretty good in the photo.

    I'd say he's at a good weight now. Wouldn't want to put any more weight on him. Keep in where he is. Rule of thumb it's better to be 100 lbs lighter than perfect rather than 100 lbs heavier than perfect.
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        04-21-2013, 09:31 PM
    Thank you lbs not miles. I am going to keep an eye on him we are going to be doing lots of exercises.
        04-21-2013, 10:19 PM
    He looks good to me.
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        04-24-2013, 04:45 PM
    Thank you howrsegirl. He is still gaining and I cut back on his feed...I am not going to worry about it cause we are going to be doing lots of ground work and riding this summer..
    I cut him back to
    5lbs soaked alfalfa cubes, 1lb pulp mornings
    1flake alfalfa, 1lb rice bran evening
    Free grazing throughout the day...
    I do like the look of a little chunky just not obese. I think he is going to maintain where he needs to be by himself..He was running around like a whackadoodle today.
        04-25-2013, 03:06 PM
    He's a pretty boy! I think he looks good. Looks a little pudgy, but my mare looks the same!
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        04-25-2013, 03:38 PM
    I like pudgy :)

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