How do I get the weight OFF my horse!
I have what I like to call, a fatty boomba. She seems to put on weight at the sight of new grass these days.
She's a 16.2hh 20yr old warmblood, and she doesn't get worked much because of her age, and frankly her weight.
I'm a bit worried that because of her size, too much exercise will put stress on her aged joints etc and she is very sound so I'd like to keep it that way. I'm hoping to start working her again after she loses a little bit of weight. She has a fairly fat crest at the moment which is worrying me a bit.
At the moment she doesn't get any feed, and she's out in a fairly large pasture with 2 other horses but I believe she bosses them around a bit and most likely eats their food too.
I'm thinking of trying a muzzle for her, or a diet paddock but I can't decide between the two. I don't want to go out and spend money on a muzzle if she's likely to ruin it and I'll find it a few hours later at the bottom of the paddock..
Suggestions would be LOVELY =)
I'll include a fairly recent photo of her too =)