See the triangle shape on her back in the first pic? The triangle is formed by her two hip bones and her spine.
That tells me she is underweight/needs her back muscles built up. I definitely wouldn't look at her and think "Wow! Look at that nice, healthy, young horse." No. It'd be more along the lines of "Someone needs to get that horse some food."
Icrazyaboutu I am working on getting her more food and giving her some things to bring her back to weight. I didn't notice it before I am sorry. It might take a while but that's ok. She is grazing well right now too so that will help. I think she might have lost weight as I just found out she had a barrel racing accident and still is recooperating.
I wouldn't want to be exercising her until she gets more weight on her, then some work to build up her muscle.
She's not terribly underweight, but she's most definitely under muscled, and IMO most definitely not in a ride-able state.
Definitely get the vet out, just in case there's something inhibiting her weight gain. De-worming (after a fecal test) would also be pretty awesome.
Id she being fed grain of any sort? I see hay in the pics, about how many lbs does she get a day?
I give her 1 1/2 flakes to 2 flakes each serving 2 times a day. She may need deworming not sure yet everybody out here does it once a month so she may be due. We have 1/2 acre she will be grazing on and then we have another 3 1/2 acres that we let her out to graze on. There is a grain I will be feeding her but I need to rember what is called I think it is rice brand and that helped our horses before big time.
Okay, good to know! Earlier you had said that you felt she was chubby, so I was concerned. I'm glad you guys are working on getting her back to where she should be! :)
Ya I was wrong about her being chubby like I said I have been so busy and will be until the first snow. Nobody has been riding her lately my mom and sister fell off her (blanket slipped) and since nobody has had time nor feeling well just yet to ride her. Like my signature says I have a bunch of trucks and a steel horse and I have been preparing one to go out of town to get a parts truck.