You can definitely see the difference between when you first brought her home and now in your more recent pictures, she's a much better weight.
As far as her confo, nothing really jumps out at me. I don't think she's sickle hocked, if she is it's only a tiensy bit.
Overall I think you have a beautiful mare! I love how solid she is!
she still needs to loose a good bit but I didn't want to push her to hard and cause more problems..slow and steady is my motto LOL
I agree with RedHawk, you've done a really nice job with her. She has a little bit of a bull neck, but that could be because she was overweight. It could go away. Overall, she's really nicely put together. Gorgeous girl. =D
Thank you :) she is my baby!!!
Originally Posted by Chickerdoodle13 View Post
Very pretty girl! I think you've done a wonderful job with her.
Nothing in particular jumps out at me about her conformation, except for her neck, but like the other posters (and yourself) have stated, that may very well diminish with increased work.
I sure wish my horses lunged as well as yours! Mine are great in a round pen but look dumbfounded when I connect the lunge line.
Thank you, hopefully I can get that neck back into condition :)
She definitely still needs to lose alot of weight; when she does, she will be a very, very flattering girl...She has very nice conformation under all that chub...just keep up the 'hard work' and you will have a horse who will be able to do pretty much anything you want to with. She does seem a tad sickle hocked, but it's not really extreme.
Thanks, I am giving her another good month of moderate work (weather permitting..darn rain)
Nice looking horse. But wow, she must have been huge if she's already lost a lot of weight! Extra magnesium in her diet will help the neck & any other deposits of hard fat. See safergrass.org for their advice on that. Her feet look like they need some attention, tho they don't look too bad. With only those pics can't tell much. It would surprise me if she weren't laminitic.
I just had her feet trimmed about two weeks ago...she is from MD and just moved to GA and the bugs are driving her CRAZY so she has been stomping so much that its chipping her toes. What would make you think she might be laminitic? Just curious I don't know much about it but I would like to learn. I have also read that she might have a IR problem as well. Only problem is the area we live has NO large animal vets, basically the small animal vets can come out for mild cases like tubing for colic any major problems we have to haul to UGA which I believe is 3-5 hr drive :(