Drifter gained a major hay belly while on paddock rest for 4 weeks, but he is finally starting to lose it. He is still in no work other than light rides due to his stifle injury, but he is moving really well out in his pasture. Thankfully he seems to have kept all his weight even though we had to cut his grain due to ulcers (gosh its been an eVETful month...ha).
I was letting him graze by the small arena today and I snapped some pics of him looking oh so handsome. Can't believe 6 months ago he only weighed 850 lbs. He has come a long way. According to his last vet visit he is now up to 1,270. I think we are starting to look a little chubby, but I am keeping an eye on him. I think it is mainly because he is getting to be a pasture puff as of right now. And sorry for the lack of muscle tone, we were doing so good about finally developing some and the 4 weeks of rest snatched it all away. Once we can get back to riding long distances again I am hoping it will build back up
Oh, and .. Ahem...sorry about 2 of the photos (you'll know which ones I'm talking about). The mare he has a crush on was working in the arena and that happens every time he sees her. Not every mare, just her. He's so weird. I think he refuses to believe I gelded him.
But anyways, I didnt notice it until after I had taken the pictures. So Im apologizing for that now haha