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        05-16-2012, 02:32 PM
    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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        05-16-2012, 02:43 PM
    Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
    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!
        05-16-2012, 02:44 PM
    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
    Golden Horse and xxdanioo like this.
        05-16-2012, 02:44 PM
    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
        05-16-2012, 02:44 PM
    Green Broke
    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.
        05-16-2012, 02:56 PM
    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
        05-16-2012, 03:03 PM
    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.
        05-16-2012, 03:10 PM
    Does this pasture make us look fat???

        05-16-2012, 03:15 PM
    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.
        05-16-2012, 03:18 PM
    Originally Posted by poppy1356    
    When you find the secret that works let me know.
    CARP, I was hoping you had the secret

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