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  • ribs showing on horse
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    04-29-2012, 11:17 PM
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Foal
Exclamation Thin horse?

My horse Toby seems to be at a good weight and has fat pads by his shoulders. Recently, I noticed that I can always see his ribs. He is in very good health, is UTD on worming, vaccines and floating, and is full of energy. Is it normal for a horse being worked every day for 2-3 hours to show their ribs? (I also show him every two weeks) He is on 24/7 turnout on pasture.
     
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    04-29-2012, 11:19 PM
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Green Broke
Photos would be most helpful in giving any idea as to whether your horse's current condition would fall under "normal" or not.
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    04-29-2012, 11:26 PM
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Foal
I can't get my pictures to upload. :( His hips and shoulders are full and muscular, but when you stand next to him you can see his ribs.
     
    04-29-2012, 11:29 PM
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Trained
Sorry, can't give you any opinions without pics.
     
    04-29-2012, 11:33 PM
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Foal
Ok, thanks anyway.
     

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