What Body Condition Score would you give her?

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

What Body Condition Score would you give her?

This is a discussion on What Body Condition Score would you give her? within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Protruding spinal processes in horse
  • What bcs score is safe to ride?

Like Tree9Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    09-06-2012, 12:37 PM
What Body Condition Score would you give her?

Like the title says what BCS would you give her? I know she could use some muscle and toning, but I want to make sure I have her on the right track with her weight gain.

Boo Walker likes this.
Sponsored Links
    09-06-2012, 12:50 PM
Out of 1-9, I would give her a 3.5, she could defintely use some more weight and she looks pretty thin from the behind picture. Muscle tone would help increase her score as well. Other than being thin and not overly toned, she's a very pretty lady!
armydogs and Boo Walker like this.
    09-06-2012, 12:52 PM
I'd give her a 4 or 4.5
If you Google "Henneke body conditioning score" it should come up so you can do it yourself whenever needed
Posted via Mobile Device
loosie and armydogs like this.
    09-06-2012, 12:59 PM
Posted via Mobile Device
armydogs likes this.
    09-06-2012, 12:59 PM
Green Broke
Well she's worse off than my mare that the vet just scored at a 4 so I would say a 3/9.

Her back end is still slightly sunken in, hip bones protrude more than they should, ribs are visable. Her back appears to be sunken in as well. That is the last to go. The dip on the withers is what says to me she is sunken in there.
armydogs likes this.
    09-06-2012, 01:30 PM
3 - 3.5
    09-06-2012, 01:31 PM
Between 1 and 10, i'd give her about a 3.5
    09-06-2012, 01:36 PM
Stop giving her scores and give her some groceries instead! I'm in agreement with the 3.5
    09-06-2012, 01:36 PM
Green Broke
If I remember right, the OP has been having issues getting weight on this horse.
    09-06-2012, 02:01 PM
I agree with the 3-3.5. When she gets to a 4, she will be flat across her back, rather than having the spinous processes protruding.
Posted via Mobile Device

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Scoring body condition Crossover Horse Health 27 06-18-2011 10:31 AM
Body Condition cosmomomo Horse Health 8 04-06-2011 10:35 PM
Body Condition Critique Sonnyx12 Horse Riding Critique 6 06-09-2010 05:01 PM
Body Condition scoring tmyfrnk Horse Health 6 08-11-2009 02:11 PM
What body score would you give this guy? Ottakee Horse Health 13 11-29-2008 11:38 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:20 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0