Originally Posted by HannahJo
It actually kinda made me mad that the person would say that about my horses. I'm glad nobody else thinks the same!
Yep, it'd make me mad, and sad having someone call a horse like yours skinny too, because I'd be thinking about her poor obese horses.
Glad no one who's commented thinks that, but unfortunately way too many people do - in general people seem to be rather desensitised to seeing fat & obese horses & think anything but is skinny! Apparently many show judges also like to see fat horses, so encourage this attitude in the show world too. In the UK apparently, the RSPCA have actually begun prosecuting people for keeping their horses obese!
Bout time it was recognised, as the health implications are just as bad as they are for us. I unfortunately see a lot of diet related probs myself, being a hoof care practitioner.