How is his weight ?

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        11-08-2012, 09:55 PM
    How is his weight ?

    One of my little guys. Wondering if his weight looks good to you guys?
    One of my first Shetlands so making sure he's not too heavy. ScAred to death of foundering him or something.

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        11-08-2012, 10:04 PM
    I think he looks great! I wouldn't worry about a few more pounds, but he certainly doesn't look like most Shetlands I've seen.
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        11-08-2012, 10:06 PM
    He looks darling! Actually, what I see is a horse in need of an exercise regimen instead of a diet. He's got plenty of fat but seems to be lacking in muscle fitness.

    Since he is a pony, though, I wouldn't feed him any sort of concentrated feeds like grain. I'd stick with simple hay.
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        11-08-2012, 10:07 PM
    I think he looks good. He would look even better with some muscle tone.
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        11-08-2012, 10:15 PM
    He runs around a 3 acre pasture on minimal grass and free choice hay. Only feed he gets is literally a handful because I feel bad since the others eat and the feed is pretty low in... Everything. Just maintanence feed.

    He's 2 years old. Doesn't get worked, except running and playing lol
        11-08-2012, 10:34 PM
    He looks really well. Not obese and not skinny. He's in perfect condition for not being worked with. Def keep the grain to a min and hell be perfectly allright.
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        11-09-2012, 07:27 PM
    I just notice something white on his mouth o.o

    Tongue sticking out? Lol idk
        11-09-2012, 08:24 PM
    I think he is borderline.......I would prefer to see him with a little less weight.

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        11-10-2012, 02:12 PM
    Ok I took him off the pasture. So he has room to run still but no grass. The hay he's on is fresh and green so I think he will be fine on that and a mineral block (which he loves)

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