Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: knee deep in spring mud
• Horses: 0
Claymore is 'uber' cute! Doesn't look bad at all : ). He could start walking (business walk, 10 minutes twice a day to start, increase by the week, and not the paddock walk he does on his own, move him) for weight control and don't hesitate to trailride when you can..
Agreed: not so much to worry what he weighs but what he carries: fat or muscle. He is at a great weight to start conditioning what he has on him and the fat will turn into muscle. He is a big boned (love his feet!) horse and even in good weight/fitness might appear heavy. How healthy the 'heavy' is can be regulated by a proper diet and exercise. Just like for all of us : )
Difficult to condition a horse that is thin AND keep good weight on them. My personal opinion, of course, but I find it much easier and probably better for the horse to work winter flesh into summer muscle instead of trying to put muscle AND flesh on a leanbean. So you are already ahead in the game!
He really is a stunning boy : )
Last edited by foreignmusic; 03-22-2010 at 07:43 AM.