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  • My ponies belly is pumping to fast
  • Sprung broodmare

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    10-29-2012, 02:53 PM
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Question A Pony With a natural 'Pump' Belly ? Or Over weight ?

So Honor my pony is confusing me alot ! She always looks really plump towards the back of her tummy. She has a nice little front end and bum. She is just under 14 hands. She barrel races and trail rides has a pretty easy life. She is 16 years old. Only get's a tiny amount of feed due to this problem.

My Problem: She looks really over weight from the girth to the hind legs. It almost looks like her ribs are pushing her sides out. Ill try and post a picture of it this week. She does get worked annd really should not be over weight for the work she does. Her feed is closely watched. I was told it looks like she was a broodmare at one point. But I have only had her for about 4 years.

Is this caused from being a broodmare ? Is she naturally a WIDE pony ?

-Sorry if this makes little sense. I really don't understand how to explain it !

SHE HAS BEEN DEWORMED .
     
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    10-29-2012, 02:59 PM
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There's a QH pony at my barn who has a HUGE barrel. There's also another mare who's barrel is so wide that she looks pregnant!!
     
    10-29-2012, 03:42 PM
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My mom always makes fun of her saying she is pregnant ! I just don't know how to deal with it, I don't know if that's just her or ex broodmare.. something !!
     
    10-29-2012, 03:44 PM
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Hmm.. We just got an 11 year old broodmare yesterday. We were told she had 8 foals.. I don't think so... but she doesn't have a big belly or wide sprung ribs.

Do you have any pictures?
     
    10-29-2012, 03:47 PM
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Not right now :( and its hard for me too, we are getting hit with a big storm for the next few days and I don't have enough lighting for a picture :( but once the storm passes I will! Ill take a quick look tos make sure I don't have one
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    10-29-2012, 03:59 PM
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Sometimes horses that are deficient in something have big bellies. So, it could be that she is lacking in something. You may want to try a good ration balancer. Also, do a fecal test for worms.
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