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  • Body score of a 35 year old horse
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    08-11-2009, 02:20 PM
Body Condition scoring

Hello All
Could anyone tell me if my 1 year old gelding is too skinny?
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    08-11-2009, 02:21 PM
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It's hard to tell from that picture. I can see a bit of his back bone, but I don't think he's too skinny, probably just growing.
    08-11-2009, 02:23 PM
He looks very good to me!
    08-11-2009, 02:33 PM
I think he looks fine. Like farm pony said you can see some backbone and a hint of ribs but he's growing.

Heres a body condition score chart for referance: Body Condition Scoring for Your Horse
    08-11-2009, 02:33 PM
Thanks. I am new to horses and I worry to death about them all the time!
    08-11-2009, 02:35 PM
I say that's a good thing!
    08-11-2009, 03:11 PM
Green Broke
He looks fine! You should be able to feel his ribs, but not see them. That's what my trainer tells me! And I don't see them on your yearling.

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