My horse has what I believe is a good winter weight. You can feel her ribs but not easily and you cannot see them. She has a wonderful winter coat and she is ridden lightly about 3x a week, weather permitting. I had a person tell me the other day that she should put on more weight because it is winter and she'll need it to stay warm. We are currently having a mild January but when it gets really cold I always up her feed. I think that if she gains more weight she'd be overweight and I don't think that is healthy. This is our first winter caring for her (she was kept elsewhere last year) and I just don't know if it is smart to go into spring overweight. Do most people have their horses gain extra weight for the winter?
Is it just me or is this person a bit "off" with their suggestion?