Originally Posted by poppy1356
But like I said I really have to push to feel ribs. If you just run your hand over her you can't feel them..
Ribs aren't the only place to look to assess if a horse is fat or not.
If that were the case, Lacey would be starving.
She has a wide ribcage so even when she's darn obese, those ribs are barely covered. Right now, at her perfect weight (aka about a 5 on the Henneke scale), her ribs are sometimes visible and very easy to feel.
Here's a video I use to assess, I like how they have a multi-point system and lay it out really clearly. :)
[and I think the narrator guy just sounds like a sweetheart