A Pony With a natural 'Pump' Belly ? Or Over weight ? - The Horse Forum
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By flyinghighleo
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 10-29-2012, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Canada !
Posts: 76
• Horses: 3
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 .

Leo & Irish Lola & Honor :)

Last edited by flyinghighleo; 10-29-2012 at 01:57 PM.
flyinghighleo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 10-29-2012, 01:59 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Canadensis, Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,313
• Horses: 1
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!!

I live to ride and I ride to live
Horses are just angels without wings
11/01/09 <3 my horse left hoof prints on my heart
Lexiie is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 10-29-2012, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Canada !
Posts: 76
• Horses: 3
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 !!

Leo & Irish Lola & Honor :)
flyinghighleo is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 10-29-2012, 02:44 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Canadensis, Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,313
• Horses: 1
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?

I live to ride and I ride to live
Horses are just angels without wings
11/01/09 <3 my horse left hoof prints on my heart
Lexiie is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 10-29-2012, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Canada !
Posts: 76
• Horses: 3
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
Lexiie likes this.

Leo & Irish Lola & Honor :)
flyinghighleo is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 10-29-2012, 02:59 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South Range, WI
Posts: 1,913
• Horses: 8
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.
Posted via Mobile Device
nikelodeon79 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
weight vs pony ? sheenaschlytter Plus Sized Riders 8 08-24-2012 10:34 AM
Is it a grass belly or a baby belly? Horse Angels Horse Breeding 27 09-28-2011 09:14 PM
Hay belly vs. worm belly vs. sand belly? Courtney Horse Health 6 06-08-2011 02:39 PM
Weight on this pony? deineria Horse Health 8 06-21-2010 01:45 AM
Pony loosing weight Savanna Horse Health 5 04-28-2007 07:07 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome