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    03-16-2011, 03:57 PM
No she certainly isn't obese, I was worried that she may of lost a bit too much weight, her girth has gone from the bottom hole each side to the top hole each side!! Her ribs can be felt (but not seen) I know she'll put weight back on again as soon as the grass comes through so wanted her to be more on the slim side just worried if she was getting too slim
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    03-17-2011, 10:33 AM
She looks great to me. Certainly not "fat" for a Haflinger. I like the little bit of hip definition and from the looks of her you cannot at all see her ribs but I am sure if you press you can just feel them. That is perfect for her breed. (Assuming she is a Haflinger?)
    03-17-2011, 12:40 PM
Yes she is a haflinger and yes you can feel her ribs but can't quite see them, I don't want her to get into the state she was in before when she was massively overweight but want to make sure I keep enough weight on her of course!! She's now in regular work and will remain in work through the summer months doing pleasure rides!!
    03-17-2011, 12:48 PM
LOL Maddie, don't worry about keeping enough weight on her, just show her a pail of oats and she will put on several pounds

Just keep doing what ever you are doing with her, but remember she will pack it on in style when the spring grass comes through if she is grazing the whole time.

If she is out 24/7 I would seriously think about having a muzzle on hand, just in case, so you can limit her grazing if needed.

Remember to if you start riding her a lot more she will burn calories, the trick is to remember to feed after the event, not in anticipation of it...especially with Haflingers.

I would be very interested to see pics of her when she sheds out, he body condition looks so like Fancy's I just want to see if they are the same when you can actually see them. I just so excited that I can feel her ribs this year, it is a rare event around here.
    03-17-2011, 01:04 PM
Will add more pics as she's sheading out, sure couldn't feel her ribs before ha ha she weighed in at 650kg (came back from loan like that ) took so long to get her in good shape again, she will be out 24/7 all summer but will strip graze her if need be (as she gets very ratty in a muzzle) but will be out doing up to 20 mile pleasure rides so will hopefully keep in good shape!! She certainly never has any hard feed, only hay through the winter (she'd climb the tree's if she had hard feed!!)
    03-17-2011, 03:35 PM
What breed is she? Do you know her current weight?
    03-17-2011, 03:38 PM
So sorry; now able to see other posts and realize she is a halflinger and the weight when she returned. I still wonder what she weighs now; she does not look obese now, though I realize you would like her to lose a bit more. Beautiful girl...
    03-17-2011, 03:41 PM
OK, I see that you HAVE read the thread....ignore the rest of this then, but I'm leaving it up because this one does bug me, but now it is NOT pointed at you jdw, just the world in general

Originally Posted by Elana    
Is she a Haflinger/
Originally Posted by maddiemaisie    
Thankyou for all the replies!! Yes she is a Haflinger,
Originally Posted by Golden Horse    
You've gotta love the Haflingers, and she is a pretty girl, and nice job with the tail braid!!
Originally Posted by New_image    
. (Assuming she is a Haflinger?)
Originally Posted by maddiemaisie    
Yes she is a haflinger a
Originally Posted by Golden Horse    

Remember to if you start riding her a lot more she will burn calories, the trick is to remember to feed after the event, not in anticipation of it...especially with Haflingers.
Forgive me, I have a severe does of PMS fighting with guilt for breaking my diet due to said PMS But have you actually read the thread at all?
    03-17-2011, 05:55 PM
Advil and a snickers.....

Speaking for myself I RARELY read thread replies before I reply. I read what the OP has said, and the OP did not state breed so I added a "Assuming she is Haflinger"
    03-17-2011, 06:24 PM
If she were mine and she were a really easy keeper I would want her to lose a bit more before spring.

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