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post #1 of 10 Old 03-21-2011, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
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Henneke Body Condition Scoring System

I've not seen anyone post a schedule on how to evaluate a horse's body condition from bad to best. This will be in two parts, because the schedule is longer than my scanner can accomodate: First posting:


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I am so sorry the reading is a bit difficult, but maybe enough can be garnered from what there is of the info.

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post #2 of 10 Old 03-21-2011, 04:13 PM
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there was actually a thread on this a few days ago with everything posted on one page if you want to ask for it to be a sticky.

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This is all good information, but I sure wish someone would post some actual examples - I can read the descriptions all day long, but have a hard time relating the text to the physical example of the horse...

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This is all good information, but I sure wish someone would post some actual examples - I can read the descriptions all day long, but have a hard time relating the text to the physical example of the horse...
Same here, i was trying to figure out where on the scale my old gelding is and i'm clueless all i know is that he's too skinny
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I attended a Texas A&M Equine Clinic a few years back, and discussed this. The scale was if you could not see the ribs but could feel them, the horse was in good shape. Some of the pics looked a little thin to me, but I do sometimes tend to create fluffy animals.

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Thanks for that last link it was very helpful, my 35ish year old gelding is probably a 3.5 He's very ribby, but his spine isn't prominent, besides the ribs he looks like a 4
My 13 year old OTTB mare is probably a 4.5 and my 20ish year old appy is about a 6, maybe even closer to a 7.
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No problem! I was really curious when this was brought up and just kinda searched around. I wish my 24 year old was as pleasantly plump as your baby...she's a hard keeper and stays at around a 4 now which bugs me...when she was younger she was perfect!

Anyone else experience a bulky horse that is at perfect weight that still shows rib? My paint mare is at a perfect wieght, and if i put anymore weight on her, her arthritus will really bug her. But she's about 1000 at 14.2 or so. But she still shows rib???
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Thank You for researching the Scoring System. I was going to some more researching it also.

Moderators: How about sticky this one for all to see.
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This was really helpful. I had my vet score my gelding now that we've had him for about 7 months and worked out the best feed/workout routine. She scored him at a 6 and said she likes between 5 and 7 but I didn't have the scale handy. Thank you!
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