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    01-01-2009, 02:21 PM
Is my horse to fat?

THe is my mare she is 15.2. She has always been a "Hard" keeper when I was at a boarding facility and always had to pay more and she was still skinny! But as soon as I brought her home it was easy to feed her. She is registered AQHA/APHA. She is thoroughbred. She is dewormed a lot, worked a lot, and has tons of muscle so Im not sure if she is just buff or to fat? Opinion!!!
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    01-01-2009, 02:27 PM
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She doesn't look too fat too me - especially for winter time. I like mine to have a bit of an extra layer in the winter to combat the cold and then trim them back down come spring and warmer weather.
    01-01-2009, 02:31 PM
I agree to me she looks good. If you were to see my mare now she is fat. But I think its a good thing in the winter. By the way she is beautifull
    01-01-2009, 02:33 PM
Well thank you! She is very pretty. In the summer she is so dark that she is But im so used to her being a thinner looking horse that im just amazed
    01-01-2009, 02:53 PM
I think she's a tad over the ideal weight but not unhealthy. A lot of horses are heavier in the winter to keep warmer.
    01-01-2009, 02:54 PM
A thoroughbred is a breed of horse. Do you mean she's a registered APHA and/or QH?

Her weight, for a QH, looks good, especially for winter. We purposely added some pounds to our Joshua before winter.
    01-01-2009, 04:13 PM
I too think she looks good for winter. I'd like to see her slicked out and more lean muscle, come spring /early summer.

I wasn't real clear on her breeding either. Assuming she's a QH, I'd say she looks in good winter condition. Maybe drop 50# or so come summer. I think a lot of good owners tend to keep their horses on the tubby side. ( I'm one of them so don't think I'm pickin' on ya! )
    01-01-2009, 04:20 PM
Google's turned up many handy resources for the Henneke body score - try scoring your horse to see how they turn out :)
    01-01-2009, 04:36 PM
As everyone else has already said I also think she looks good. Has a little extra chub but the horses can really use it during the winter. Looking at the before pics, your little lady looks great
    01-01-2009, 04:39 PM
She looks good to me, I bet when she sheds out in the spring she looks just fine.

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