Originally Posted by MIEventer
You should NOT see ribs!
With respect, that is only your opinion & our opinions obviously differ, but just don't state it as if it's a fact. Wish I had a pic of an old boy I work on, who is admittedly fat, but always ribby. My opinion is relating the health of a horse, not what some people 'like to see' or such. I think it's just important for people to seriously look into it & assess what's healthiest, rather than just taking people's(who are very often just too used to fat horses) opinions. IMO a lot of the health probs we see today are because of 'killing with kindness'. So... OP & others, don't just take our word for anything, but get onto some good info on healthy horses, such as safergrass.org for eg, do your homework & make up your own minds.
IMO your horse looks pretty good in both those pics you showed. They can also drop & gain weight without it being a health issue. The grey horse you pictured is quite... well filled out.