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post #11 of 44 Old 05-16-2012, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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Poppy my camera is charging, so I can't get a pic of Ace, but I have the same issues, hang on I have one from 2 years ago when I got her



She is 19 and has been a broodie for many years, I struggle to get weight on her ribs and top line, she always has a slight pot bellied look, sway backed look to her, no matter what I feed and how often she is wormed.
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post #12 of 44 Old 05-16-2012, 01:43 PM
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Meh, no need to post pictures of mine; I know they're all fat and out of shape, just like their owner!

Conformationally though, they're pretty darned correct examples of their breeds.
Speed, you darned mind reader! Me & my gang fit that description to a t!

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post #13 of 44 Old 05-16-2012, 01:44 PM
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Okay, I'll try this again, I already lost my first post after spending ~15 minutes getting all the pictures together LOL.

We'll start with my not-so-fit horses. They are all pasture fit, which is to say fat and out of work. Most are either semi-retired or fully retired.

Nester: AQHA


Zeiner: AQHA


Snuffy: AQHA


*******: AQHA


Bessie: Belgian


Rafe: Belgian X QH


Taz: Percheron X Paint
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post #14 of 44 Old 05-16-2012, 01:44 PM
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And here are the horses I would call fit, as in "can go all day long and not be tired at all" fit.

Dobe: BLM Mustang


Pokey: AQHA


John: Percheron


The rest of these aren't actually mine, but are customer horses I've had come through.

Miss Surprise: AQHA, this mare would have qualified as racing/endurance fit


Storm: AQHA, this mare would have qualified as racing/endurance fit as well


JW: AQHA, working fit


Ruby: AQHA, working fit


Foxy: AQHA, working fit


Do-Si-Do: Arab, working fit

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post #15 of 44 Old 05-16-2012, 01:44 PM
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Yes it is so hard to get weight on her. She gets 4 flakes of hay morning and night and she always leaves some plus cool calories and a ration balancer. Next im trying a probiotic but if that doesn't help as long as she acts like she's feeling good I am going to go with it's a good weight for her.

For a while I thought she was pregnant until the vet came for shots. She used to have a belly just like yours above but no muscle what so ever. When you find the secret that works let me know.
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SMROBS great series of pics, and I agree with how you have describe your guys, and your clients guys. Lots of shiny healthy looking horses, but clearly showing the difference between being a healthy pasture puff, a happy trail rider, or the lean endurance fit horses, LOVE IT
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Thank you, GH. I'm thankful to have had the opportunity to see so many different styles of horses come through (and having the opportunity to ride/use them LOL).

The darker gray mare that I was riding bareback would have made a fantastic endurance horse, especially considering that she was a QH. I could leave the barn at a lope, lope the 12 mile circle, and when I got back to the barn, she would be sweaty but not lathered and she wouldn't even be breathing hard. Amazing little mare.

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Does this pasture make us look fat???


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post #19 of 44 Old 05-16-2012, 02:15 PM
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Robs, Big John looks very hubba hubba in that pic. Tell him I have lots of hay cubes for him whenever he wants to move to Indiana.

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post #20 of 44 Old 05-16-2012, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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When you find the secret that works let me know.
CARP, I was hoping you had the secret
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