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post #1 of 31 Old 12-28-2011, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
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What can you say about the condition of this horse?

Just give this one photo, what would you say the condition of this horse is?

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post #2 of 31 Old 12-28-2011, 11:53 PM
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are those the ribs I see ? in the ruffled fur?
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post #5 of 31 Old 12-29-2011, 12:28 AM
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I can't tell if those are ribs in his hair but otherwise I think he looks fine..

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post #6 of 31 Old 12-29-2011, 12:30 AM
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Lacking in muscle. Otherwise, he looks fine to my untrained eye.
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Originally Posted by waresbear View Post

Sure is fluffy, that is for sure, looks a little ribby to me
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post #8 of 31 Old 12-29-2011, 01:06 AM
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Hmm...That's tough. Part of me thinks his/her ribs are showing due to the fact the fur seems to ruffle in lines most of the way down the side but it could just be the camera angle making tufts of fur more pronounced.
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post #9 of 31 Old 12-29-2011, 01:31 AM
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I do see the rippled fur that others have pointed out as possibly being ribby, but it also looks like there's a crease down his back, which would indicate overweight. I've read that ribby and overweight could be a number of things, including wormy, IR or Cushings.
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post #10 of 31 Old 12-29-2011, 01:41 AM
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with the big butt and what appears to be a ribby belly, i'd have to guess its just an awkward growing baby
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