My neighbor has a mare.. Blue Valentine bred. That is.. I guess you could say a easy easy keeper.. She is just on grass.. like prarie grass. Dry and dead looking.. and she's waaayyy over weight.. she is about 7 years old... been ridden once since I lived here.. ( I know this because I was there, and the neighbor is like 76 and can't ride.. my other neighbor was riding her.. ) and it was for like 15 minutes because she wouldn't listen.. and that was about 3 years ago.. maybe..
She is so over weight that she has a cresty neck( I think that's what you would call it) and has no withers that are noticable.. ( you can see fat on her back) and its just bad.. ( IMO) The guy that lives there works all week and is only home on the weekend.. and he's wifes son feeds at night..
He said I could work with her if I wanted. Which I am going to take up working with her soon..
I was wondering.. what are some good exercises for FAT horses? Can I work them like normal horses?
What else should I do to help her get down to healthy weight? I can't really take her off pasture either:/ but I know that's all she is getting..
Thanks in advance..