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post #31 of 42 Old 03-12-2013, 05:34 PM
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This page has an extreme example of metabolically fat as Id call it.Horses Health

That Appy is a little chuffy ( I think her neck conformation accentuates it more than what it is looking at what we can see of her rear) but I have seen much much worse. If that is an 8 or 9, These must have been 20s ;)


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I once had a little stout grey QH built much like the OPs. She was also heavy on the front end. She could show ribs and look too light to me in the rear and still look heavy on the front end. It really depends on the horse. Id like to feet that horses sides and squeeze the neck and run my hand over the rump before making a solid judgement. Pictures can be very deceiving.
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post #32 of 42 Old 03-12-2013, 05:49 PM
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More than likely with all those horses in together he probably has worms. I wasn't concerned about his weight but more so that his nutrition needs are met. He could be more shapely and it looks like he is losing his top line.
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This page has an extreme example of metabolically fat as Id call it.Horses Health

That Appy is a little chuffy ( I think her neck conformation accentuates it more than what it is looking at what we can see of her rear) but I have seen much much worse. If that is an 8 or 9, These must have been 20s ;)


Here is a good chart if you can DL it.
Google Image Result for http://img.docstoccdn.com/thumb/orig/43288790.png


I once had a little stout grey QH built much like the OPs. She was also heavy on the front end. She could show ribs and look too light to me in the rear and still look heavy on the front end. It really depends on the horse. Id like to feet that horses sides and squeeze the neck and run my hand over the rump before making a solid judgement. Pictures can be very deceiving.
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I had issues too but got it to open with adobe.

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I had issues too but got it to open with adobe.
I'll see if I can do that. Thank you. :)

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post #36 of 42 Old 03-12-2013, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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His topline we've been working on. When I got him he didnt have one and his spine stuck out.

I've been asked this before. No fat deposits besides alittle one behind the shoulder. No cresty neck and no fat at the tail head at all.
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post #38 of 42 Old 03-13-2013, 02:16 PM
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I don't think he's fat. I bet he would look different if we could see the whole horse, with feet and all....standing in mud/hay/bedding "eats" up about a hand of height.....
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The horses have been grazing even though there isn't any good grass it is getting green quickly so I've decided to start muzzling him tomorrow. Will try getting better pix tomorrow. But he has no real big fat deposits besides one behind his shoulder blade.
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Here are two quick pix that aren't the best. It was cold and windy so will get more tomorrow. The second pic is a really funky bad pic.



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