This is Berdi. She is a 19 year old Quarter Horse and I just got her this spring. Before I got her she was very heavy - absolutely huge! She is a very, very easy keeper. I got her a grazing muzzle (much to her disgust) and that definitely helped. I took it off around the end of September as it was rubbing her and the grass was certainly not as lush.
She is just on pasture now. I try to ride her 4-6 times a week and we do lots of trotting and cantering. She loves to be ridden so that is a good thing. I'm wondering if she still is too fat though. We are heading into winter (and it gets cold here!) so I don't mind her being a little chubbier as long as it is not a health concern.
In a couple weeks she will start to be stalled at night and will be out in the day foraging for what she can find through the snow. Then at night I will give her hay and a pound of RB. I was given some sweet feed for her, but I will only use it as a treat as I don't want to make her fatter!!
Anyhow - here she is. What are your thoughts?
The first two pictures were taken in July and the last one was the first week of October.