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post #1 of 8 Old 08-26-2008, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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exercise plan...

Ok so basically I'm buying this Appy mare.. and she's like fatt... and I was wondering if I should just start working her gradually or just start lunging her like 30 mins a day or something lol (idk if this seems like a dumb question but I don't want to risk her health).. I'll post links of her up so you can see her....






IDK if these are the best pics but there's a couple... The lady has had her for 6 years and hasn't really done much aside from some trail rides... so yea if anyone can tell me I'd appreciate it!!! =]


[ADDED : sorry if the pics are a lil big I couldn't re size them on this laptop]

[ANOTHER ADD : The lady also lets her go in and out and graze when she wants and free feeds her.. idk if that contributes to he belly LOL ]
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post #2 of 8 Old 08-26-2008, 08:15 PM
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I definitely would gradually increase her activity- does she do good on a lunge line? ;) If so, then yes, I'd start by lunging her.

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Yea Pretty much had to remind her how to lunge but once she got it she did a good job with it... over all would you say she look healthy though aside from her weight of course LOL
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we had a horse that looked a lot lioke this. Not color but wight and he got into pig feed a founderend fortunatly he's goign to make it. I would start him on a diet and start graudly increasing his activity.
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post #5 of 8 Old 08-26-2008, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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yea she's definitely going on a diet lol I told the man at the stables already lol the lady doesn't grain her or anything soo yea idk plus like I said she gets free fed and I don't do that so that should help some I hope
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^Agreed, a good diet wouldn't hurt! LOL! She looks pretty good otherwise.

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we had a horse that looked a lot lioke this. Not color but wight and he got into pig feed a founderend fortunatly he's goign to make it. I would start him on a diet and start graudly increasing his activity.

Oh good I'm happy to hear he's getting better now!


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^Agreed, a good diet wouldn't hurt! LOL! Very Happy She looks pretty good otherwise.
thanks PoptartShop =]

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we had a horse that looked a lot lioke this. Not color but wight and he got into pig feed a founderend fortunatly he's goign to make it. I would start him on a diet and start graudly increasing his activity.
srry my spelling was so bad it was late at night and I was really tired.
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