Narrow or Underweight?
 
 

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

Narrow or Underweight?

This is a discussion on Narrow or Underweight? within the Horse Nutrition forums, part of the Horse Health category
  • Is horse underweight
  • Is my horse underweight pictures

Like Tree11Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    07-16-2012, 08:22 PM
  #1
Started
Exclamation Narrow or Underweight?

My horse is very narrow barreled. I can't feel her ribs either!
But seeing her next to my friend's horse who is only .1 hh taller than her..
She's 915 and he's 1600
She's 15.3 hh and he's 16 hh
They're both STBs and the same age

Riding her is painful because I have nothing to grip. Please tell me if she's underweight!
The first few pictures are of them next to each other. Sorry for bad pics
1st pic- we're on the right
2nd pic- we're on the left
3rd pic- we're on the left (that pic I can really se the difference in their chests)
The last picture is the most recent one
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 2_imagejpeg958.jpg (61.8 KB, 204 views)
File Type: jpg 3_imagejpeg955.jpg (52.1 KB, 198 views)
File Type: jpg 2_imagejpeg952.jpg (59.4 KB, 198 views)
File Type: jpg 022.jpg (50.1 KB, 194 views)
File Type: jpg 2012-03-27_15-53-39_698.jpg (46.2 KB, 189 views)
File Type: jpg 1_imagejpeg959.jpg (57.9 KB, 186 views)
File Type: jpg ali.jpg (68.0 KB, 179 views)
File Type: jpg 2012-03-27_16-05-11_615.jpg (61.9 KB, 182 views)
File Type: jpg out.jpg (47.0 KB, 181 views)
File Type: jpg show21.jpg (86.2 KB, 186 views)
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    07-16-2012, 08:30 PM
  #2
Showing
Your mare is in very good weight for her body style. The difference in size is likely just due to the different lineage that they carry. Even horses of the same lines can carry different genes and look totally different.

Truthfully, just judging by those pictures, I would say that your friend's horse is on the verge of being pretty darn overweight.
     
    07-16-2012, 08:31 PM
  #3
Started
X) oh thank goodness. I was freaking out over here thinking I needed yo up her grain AGAIN
Thank you!!!
     
    07-16-2012, 09:31 PM
  #4
Trained
Your horse's weight is good, the other horse is chubby. I read in a horse magazine, that most people will think a proper weight horse is underweight & an overweight horse is fine, North Americans like chubby things apparently.
HorseCrazyTeen likes this.
     
    07-16-2012, 09:34 PM
  #5
Green Broke
Hahaha....funny.....waresbear.....but yeah she's looking very fit. Your friends horse though.....chubbers
     
    07-16-2012, 09:34 PM
  #6
Showing
Well, there is an old saying that "Fat looks good on everything except humans" .
     
    07-16-2012, 09:37 PM
  #7
Green Broke
Your horse looks fine.
I find it hard to believe your friend's horse is 1600#.
boots and HorseCrazyTeen like this.
     
    07-16-2012, 09:41 PM
  #8
Started
Yeah. He's stocky in a tall way?? She's dainty in a strong way, if that even makes sense
     
    07-16-2012, 10:58 PM
  #9
Trained
Hi,

Yes, your horse is by no means thin & if you can't even feel ribs, likely a bit too fat. But am I missing something? I don't know how anyone can judge the other horse from those pics.
     
    07-16-2012, 11:00 PM
  #10
Started
Quote:
Originally Posted by loosie    
Hi,

Yes, your horse is by no means thin & if you can't even feel ribs, likely a bit too fat. But am I missing something? I don't know how anyone can judge the other horse from those pics.
Well I can feel her ribs if I push, but just a light rub won't show any ribs
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
So my saddles too narrow.. Chuckface Horse Tack and Equipment 1 02-04-2012 09:50 AM
Is my saddle too narrow? BaileyJo English Riding 12 09-20-2011 01:48 AM
Would this arena be too narrow? Lonannuniel Barn Maintenance 2 11-29-2010 04:25 PM
Does this saddle look too narrow? EpicAnomaly English Riding 1 08-06-2010 11:47 PM
My saddle is too narrow--any help? butterfly1341 Horse Tack and Equipment 12 04-12-2010 01:34 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:22 AM.


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