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        09-04-2013, 10:38 PM
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    Yearling
    Do you see skinny or just right?

    I taped Sam yesterday and he measured out just over 900 lbs (940 lbs). He is a cow bred Quarter Horse. From my research, the QH should average between 1000 and 1300 lbs, the average being 1100 lbs.

    I think he looks skinny, but I am NO judge of this, especially since Sam was obese for so long, I think he looks poor.

    My barn owner, who specializes in warmbloods thinks he looks great.

    I've decided to ooch him up to about 1000 lbs, not a huge weight gain, but a bit better. I would like him to enter our southern Midwest winter closer to 1100.

    The first photo is from this spring.

    The second photo is from today. I didn't have time to drag him from the stall. I think he is too "tucked up" in the groin/loin area.



    Thank you for your opinions.
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        09-04-2013, 10:43 PM
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    Yearling
    From today.
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        09-04-2013, 10:52 PM
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    Showing
    He looks fine to me, just work on building more muscle and he should look more like himself again. Atm he's pretty lean but at a good weight.
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        09-04-2013, 10:54 PM
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    Yearling
    IMO he looks just right but I tend to like my horses leaner.

    Beautiful Guy!
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        09-04-2013, 10:57 PM
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    Green Broke
    Im personally a fan of his weight as is right now....plus some more muscle like sky said.
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        09-04-2013, 10:59 PM
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    Yearling
    Thank you! We are going to start English lessons (more like try to get around the ring without making goofs of ourselves). I am hoping that will build muscle.

    Plus we have some trail riding weekends coming up.
         
        09-04-2013, 11:32 PM
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    Foal
    I think he looks about right condition wise correct work will take care of the rest

    I mostly go with the rule of 'feel the ribs but not see them' for riding horses, little more for halter/breeding and a little less for youngsters.

    I prefer mine rather lean coming into spring and I fatten them a bit heading into winter
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        09-04-2013, 11:34 PM
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    Yearling
    He looks just right to needs a bit more muscle on him but over all he's a good looking fella.
         
        09-04-2013, 11:39 PM
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    Started
    I think he looks good. Personally I like a sleeker look...and it's less for them to pack around on those joints.
         
        09-04-2013, 11:47 PM
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    Trained
    I like a nice, beefy looking QH.
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