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    11-15-2012, 01:59 PM
  #11
Yearling
I'd have her on a hay died with some good walk/trot work. I'd trot her on the ground some for ground work, then ride at a walk on a good trail daily. Then pick up on the feed, or add pasture as needed once some weight is off
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    11-15-2012, 02:31 PM
  #12
Yearling
She's not that fat, I was expecting obese. She is chunky.... I would get her on a regular routine of trotting. With trotting she will lose weight and tone up, my quess is that they are spending most of their time with their head stuck in the round bale and sleeping.. put her to work, is not going to kill her. Walking is going to do sqaut..
Good luck
     
    11-15-2012, 02:32 PM
  #13
Started
Nice mare.
Boy, from the looks of that photo she doesn't look all that fat to me. We have a couple of Paint easy keepers. One is a mare I bought last spring who was overweight. Off lush pasture and on grass hay and literally a handful of Sr. Feed with her vitamins she has slimmed a few notches on the cinch. Both Paints are blocky and full bodied as opposed to my leggy, slender Arab/Saddlebred.
I would be concerned about free-feeding an easy keeper.
You might have your vet check her over. I think it is always good to have a vet familiar with a horse because sooner or later you will probably need one and they will have a base record to refer to.
Good luck. She looks like she will be a nice girl for you.
     
    11-15-2012, 02:46 PM
  #14
Foal
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Originally Posted by Spotted    
She's not that fat, I was expecting obese. She is chunky.... I would get her on a regular routine of trotting. With trotting she will lose weight and tone up, my quess is that they are spending most of their time with their head stuck in the round bale and sleeping.. put her to work, is not going to kill her. Walking is going to do sqaut..
Good luck
I agree about trotting, but she's getting winded so easily. She's a good girl and will keep going until I bring her back to a walk, for a while, then when she's had enough, will start backing up when I ask her to go forward! Taking it slow, I've alternated one lap trotting, one walking, if I ask her for more than one lap, she starts to get winded after the second lap.

I don't want to stress her, but I do want her to work out. Am I on the right track while I build her cardiovascular fitness?
     
    11-15-2012, 03:26 PM
  #15
Weanling
Well I would not consider that horse fat.....she is what I would call in good flesh ...but certainly not fat....and you are going into the winter so that is what I would expect.

I would not be feed any grain.......at all.......would you have an option of wet pulp? I use a couple of couple of cups to feed minerals to my horses as they don't get grain.

Super Nova
     
    11-15-2012, 03:47 PM
  #16
Yearling
Yeah she doesn't look too fat to me either, just needs work.
She won't die from getting a little winded. Get her ass to work. Lol


Maybe you're tightening to cinch too tight if you're having a problem with her skin/fat getting rolled up
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    11-15-2012, 04:01 PM
  #17
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Janna    
I'd have her on a hay died with some good walk/trot work. I'd trot her on the ground some for ground work, then ride at a walk on a good trail daily. Then pick up on the feed, or add pasture as needed once some weight is off

Awe I meant diet xD
     



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