Ribs showing, but not thin?
Hey guys, I was visiting a new boarding barn, and while looking around I noticed a horse who's ribs were clearly showing, yet he showed no other signs of being thin. Lacking in muscle? Yes. But not thin, his hips weren't protruding, his spin didn't have the ' feed me!' look, and he was rather round, but his ribs were still clear. He was an old 19 (ish) thoroughbred as I recall.
At first I thought of worms, but he was on a regular worming scheduled ( as was required by the boarding barn), so this whole thing just got me wondering.
I remember seeing somewhere that you shouldn't look at a horse's barrel to determine if he is overweight, is the same true for being underweight?
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