Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: silver lake, mn
What would cause my arab to loose this much weight?? is it healthy??
So I got an arab in the summer of 2009, a year ago in June. He was very over weight then. He was kept at a farm where he lived with his mom, for 13 years they were together, she sadly passed away so they decided to sell him. When he was there he was barely ridden. He was fat for awhile, in our care, but I did notice a slight change in his weight. We then moved him to a stable that was further away, here he was with more horses (so there were many pecking orders). But I did get out a lot to exercise him, would exercise cause this much weight loss?? Or would it be stress?? Unfortunately the people who owned him before me never took him to the vet, so my new vet didn't see the weight change, he said he seems to be healthy though. But I'm really concerned. I mean he still has a gut but his ribs and spine show, plus his hip bones have really gotten noticeable. I love him very much, and really to be honest, I miss the chubby one :(
Heres a picture of him before, and after.
Excuse his bad grooming in the after picture! :( It's in the spring when his winter coat was just comin off.
If it is because he is stressed, should I move him to a closer stable where he'll be with less horses and I can spend more time with him?? OR is it exercise and should I just give him supplements? People said he looks really good now, and that he's startin to look like an arab.
Last edited by brookesloveofbaker; 07-02-2010 at 02:37 AM.