My friend told me that a horse with a thick crest is most likely going to founder, because they are really overweight?
Is that true?
I am interested in getting a little 12hh or so pony, has really bad leg conformation, I mean really bad! Just for a companion for my horse, when I move her to a place by herself.
He is really friendly, rests his head on my shoulder and wiggles his lip, gives me kisses. :)
He is trained to shake a paw(hoof), I just hold out my hand and say "shake a paw" and he lifts it up and stretches it out front for me to grab. It's adorable!
He is also trained to bow.
He has an extremely thick crest, and I was wondering if it is related to founder, how do you get rid of it? Is it just excess fat that comes off with exercise, or is it part of his conformation?
Thanks a bundle!