Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: An English Girl living in beautiful Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
Well, I'm guessing that the person who spoke to you is not used to Thoroughbreds, or just didn't realise that you would take their comment to heart.
In answer to your question, as this is a summer photo, yes I would like to see a little more flesh and a little less bone. At that age, TB's can drop weight quite swiftly in the winter and if he were my horse I'd probably be a bit paranoid about keeping the weight on him. I would be looking into feeds that can get the weight on better, or more feeds in the day if necessary.
But don't beat yourself up! He looks otherwise healthy and happy. When you have a horse for a while I think we all start to be a bit 'blind' to their condition because we get so used to it. Continue to enjoy him, and be proud of him.
And ignore the critics unless they do so in a kind constructive manner.
Get up, get going, seize the day. Enjoy the sunshine, the rain, cloudy days, snowstorms, and thunder. Getting on your horse is always worth the effort.