I was just wondering if anyone could give me an estimation on an ideal weight for my tubby boy?
He's a Welsh Pony (sect. B), 12.3hh and recently turned 14. In the 9 years I've owned him, he's always been a bit on the 'large' side even when ridden daily (he wasn't as fat then as he is now though!)
We have a bit of an issue with him being borderline foundering.. which has led to the development of seedy toe. I haven't been able to ride him properly for a while.. I can't lunge either which makes losing weight difficult!
I measured him with my height/weight tape today and he read about 380kgs.. but my measuring skills aren't too crash hot
He and my other pony have been locked up in a paddock with very minimum grass since the first of October.
They have recently started to get about one&half to two biscuits of meadow hay to share between them each day (they insist on sharing the same pile even if I put two out ).
But enough babble.. what is the average ideal weight for a solidly built 12.3hh Welsh Pony (sect. B)?