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post #21 of 25 Old 09-02-2011, 12:13 AM
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I'm sorry, but this is simply not true. As I'm sure we're all well aware, all generalizations are false, and this one is no different. Yes, it is true that the United States has an alarming number of obese citizens, but that doesn't make us "a nation of unhealthful overweights". And regardless, I know plenty of people who are overweight, yet are very conscious that their animals stay fit. Allowing oneself to become obese is, in most cases, a personal lifestyle choice, and I'd be willing to bet that the majority of people who do so are well aware of the negative effects on their wellbeing. Deciding not to care, and thinking it's okay, are two very different things. Just sayin. /endrant.

And OP, he's gorgeous. Haha! At least he's not gonna cost you a bajillion dollars trying to keep weight on him :P
Just repeating this info from a movie called "Supersize me". I also read in some horse magazine, sorry I cannot recall the publication (old & forgetful), that when asked which horse looked healthy & which horse looked skinny, the majority of people chose the overweight animal as the healthy one & the correct weight horse as the skinny one. Just saying...

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post #22 of 25 Old 09-02-2011, 12:27 AM
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I also read in some horse magazine, sorry I cannot recall the publication (old & forgetful), that when asked which horse looked healthy & which horse looked skinny, the majority of people chose the overweight animal as the healthy one & the correct weight horse as the skinny one. Just saying...
I can actually believe this. There's a guy at our barn with a nice little arab gelding who is a perfect weight and looks amazing. He trailered his horse to a big "arab rally" trail ride thing a couple of weeks ago and was told that his horse was too skinny to be ridden and that he was cruel to ride him in the shape he's in. If his horse is skinny, than Aires is downright emaciated!

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post #23 of 25 Old 09-02-2011, 02:30 AM
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Just repeating this info from a movie called "Supersize me". I also read in some horse magazine, sorry I cannot recall the publication (old & forgetful), that when asked which horse looked healthy & which horse looked skinny, the majority of people chose the overweight animal as the healthy one & the correct weight horse as the skinny one. Just saying...
What you said was not by any means "info", it was a generalization, as I said in my previous post.

Being uneducated as to how a healthy horse should look is entirely different than "think[ing] it's okay though because we are a nation of unhealthful overweights". I do not doubt for a second that there is a large number of people who have no idea what healthy actually is, but there is also a large number of people who, I personally believe, shouldn't be permitted to own animals in the first place.

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Calmwaters - Maybe I should put an ad out. WANTED.... My thoroughbred stallion back. Feel free to leave the tubby Quarter Horse, hes cute too.

Waresbear - Being over weight is hard on a horse, that is correct. He isn't to that point by any means. (Well, he is over weight and could use to be in shape so yes, but he is also standing around pasture breeding so no he wouldn't be in competition shape) You can feel his ribs, everything on the top half is how I'd like to see him going into winter. Its lugging around that round bale belly. He and round bales do not get along well. Last winter I had him on a very light hay, heavy feed/cubes/beet pulp/flax/bran diet and the belly went away. But if I'm not showing him, who cares! I decided he is much happier in with the herd and being a horse on a bale - he just has an ungodly belly from it. We still love tubby :) This was just funny.

Xeventer - I am THRILLED, you have no idea how thrilled, that my four Thoroughbreds (16.1 - 17hh) maybe $20 more in cost per month than the four Quarter horses (14.2 - 15.1hh) here. I am NOT complaining! :)
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post #25 of 25 Old 09-02-2011, 08:55 AM
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haha You should give me some of that fat for my TB! :P Beautiful horse thou!

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