Ok all, I will try to snap some pictures this evening when I go to feed so yall can help me out..but I am confused about Drifter's weight gain at this point and what he would be considered on the body score chart. He was about a 2.5 or 3 when I first got him, and he has gained considerably (amazing what happens when you actually feed an animal, huh? Who knew!).
I can no longer see his ribs when he is standing still (not even faint outline), but they can be felt even though you can also feel the layer of fat over them. I know this is a good thing, but here's where I am confused. When moving, he still has some noticeable shoulder bones and when he is trotting it is like BAM! Ribs!
Would that mean he still has some way to go? He also has very prominent veins which I assumed were due to him being an appendix, since he is basically all TB in his mind (thin skin, shark fin withers, hard keeper, the works), but someone at the barn the other day mentioned veins are only prominent in very thin horses. I had never heard of that??
Just looking for some guidance I guess!