Ok....I have zero confidence in our vet and am shopping for a new one.
During vaccinations, I asked about our horses' weight. She said our draft was fat. two weeks later when she came back for the second round of vaccines(Epona gets sick so we have to split the vaccines into two visits), I ask her questions about possible IR testing, how much overweight she was, and brought up that some people have told me some drafts have cresty necks even when they aren't fat. She then tells me Epona isn't fat. HUH? IS SHE FAT OR ISN"T SHE??? Her evaluation of Beau is that he is at the optimal weight.
To top that off my evil ex BO found videos of my horses on youtube and said Beau is fat and Epona is soooo overweight she's about to founder.
AAAANNNNNDDD...our beloved farrier steps in and says that Beau looks great and is at a great weight, and that Epona looks EXACTLY what you would expect a stocky draft to look like....
SO....what do you all think.....
Here is Epona, a 10 yr. old Belgian draft.:
Again, vet says she's fat one week, normal two weeks later. Evil ex BO says she's about to founder she's so fat. Farrier says she is a normal stocky draft and has ZERO chance of foundering due to weight. What do YOU think?
Here's Beau, a six yr. old OTTB:
the vercdict on Beau from vet and farrier is that he is at a perfect weight......but then WHY do people keep mistaking him for an Appendix???!!! The ex BO says beau is way too overweight for an OTTB.
Due to weight concerns, both horses only get 8 hrs of grazing per day, the rest of the time on dry lot. Which is sad cause there are 23 acres of green grass at our disposal.... Beau only gets 2.5 lbs of strategy due to him only being in light work, and Epona gets NOOOOO grain.