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    05-18-2012, 07:54 PM
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Foal
Slimming down your horse

So...looking at Romeo's old pics beside his newer ones lets me really see the difference in his body weight. Well, at least to me any way. I have seen people post pics of the horses gaining weight (when needed due to neglect) BUT....I have not seen anybody with pics when slimming their horse down.

It has been hard trying to get just the bit he has lost off. He is an extremely easy keeper. I swear this horse could breath and gain weight. But, we finally found a nice balance for him that is working great and he is slowly dropping pounds and starting to tone some of that flab.


Anybody have any pics for me???






     
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    05-18-2012, 08:07 PM
  #2
Weanling
I tmay be how he's standing but he looks a bit camped under. Is he some kind of pony perhaps?

Besides being camped under in the back, he looks straight. His shoulder may be too sloped to my liking but that's just me. Do you have any hind and front pictures in there?
     
    05-18-2012, 08:23 PM
  #3
Trained
Yes, he's a chunky one isn't he? I think it's generally much harder to get a horse to lose weight that put it on, so just hang in there.

Re Bubble's comment, it could be as simple as those overlong toes causing issues.
     
    05-18-2012, 08:45 PM
  #4
Foal
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Originally Posted by loosie    
Yes, he's a chunky one isn't he? I think it's generally much harder to get a horse to lose weight that put it on, so just hang in there.

Re Bubble's comment, it could be as simple as those overlong toes causing issues.
Yes, his feet are "under construction" at the moment. Loosie should remember since they helped out with understanding my then farrier's not so great job and Romeo's super long toes. Thanks again btw Loosie

What I was told by previous owners was that he was a Morgan/draft mix....but who knows. He is only 15hh. I am not too concerned with what he is though.


And that's a big yep....he is chunky as all get out. Sad thing is that many horses around here seem to be his size or bigger (weight wise). I don't know if many people who have horses for pets know what a normal, healthy horse is suppose to look like. I figure with the feeding schedule we have, fixing up his horrible feet, and keeping up the exercise he will get there and look like a brand new horse (hopefully). But, it does seem to take forever to drop those pounds. Keep your fingers crossed for us.
     
    05-18-2012, 08:48 PM
  #5
Foal
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Originally Posted by BubblesBlue    
I tmay be how he's standing but he looks a bit camped under. Is he some kind of pony perhaps?

Besides being camped under in the back, he looks straight. His shoulder may be too sloped to my liking but that's just me. Do you have any hind and front pictures in there?
Not at the moment....BUT, could always get some tomorrow while I am out there. Always happy to have any opinions on Romeo.
     
    05-18-2012, 09:55 PM
  #6
Trained
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Originally Posted by lilbit11011    
And that's a big yep....he is chunky as all get out. Sad thing is that many horses around here seem to be his size or bigger (weight wise). I don't know if many people who have horses for pets know what a normal, healthy horse is suppose to look like. I figure with the feeding schedule we have, fixing up his horrible feet, and keeping up the exercise he will get there and look like a brand new horse (hopefully). But, it does seem to take forever to drop those pounds. Keep your fingers crossed for us.
Yes, tis sad & apparently reasonably universal in Western countries these days where horses are predominently kept as pets, where show judges often also deduct points for healthy weighted animals. I wonder why IR/EMS, laminitis, Cushings etc is so common these days....
     

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