This is Epona, days after we bought her. Her previous owner had her on grain, sweet feed, and 24/7 grass turnout. All that changed when we bought her....
No grain, no sweet fed and she is on dry lot with limited grass turnout.
This is how she looked when we bought her:
This is her after a year and a half of diet management and a constant battle with her weight.
Is it just me or is there no progress? Well...slow progress, anyhow. It is such a constant battle to keep weight off of her.... and discouraging when you can't see much progress.
BTW, a grazing muzzle is out of the question.... and she is already on dry lot.
Our vet was out last week and gave her a body score of 8, her report states that she is slightly overweight. Isn't an 8 MORE than SLIGHTLY overweight? .
Wouldn't a 6 or 7 be slightly overweight and an 8 be moderately overweight!
Then one minute she says she is not too bad weight wise for a draft........then says she is definitely carrying extra pounds.
I told her Epona gets 6 hours grass time which she said was excellent...but if she's an 8, isn't six hours on grass too much????
My vet is confusing me.