Since starting Cinny's work I have noticed him loosing weight. I know about how much he weighs because when we bought him I put him on an actual scale at the co-op and he was 1040 pounds. I then put my horse measuring tape on him and marked where I measured him with 1040...which is higher than what the tape weighed him at.
So it's been a couple months since I bought him and started working him consistently. After 1 month we weighed him again on his way out to the new stable and he was 1020...I marked this on my tape and saw that the weight markings were consistent enough that I can use the tape measure if I base it off my markings. Well now, today....almost 2 months later he is down another 50...so in total he has lost 70 pounds in 2 months.
Is this okay? He is starting to gain a bit of muscle on his front end, but now his hip bones are starting to come out a bit. I still can not SEE his ribs easily, and it takes a bit to feel them...his rib cage feels smooth when I run my hand along his side.
Is he loosing too much weight, or is he okay? Does it seem like this is because he didn't work for 7 years and now he's consistently working? When should I see it as too much?