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post #1 of 12 Old 01-01-2009, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 12 Old 01-01-2009, 01:27 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.
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post #3 of 12 Old 01-01-2009, 01:31 PM
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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
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post #4 of 12 Old 01-01-2009, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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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

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post #5 of 12 Old 01-01-2009, 01:53 PM
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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.
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post #6 of 12 Old 01-01-2009, 01:54 PM
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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.

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post #7 of 12 Old 01-01-2009, 03:13 PM
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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! )

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post #8 of 12 Old 01-01-2009, 03:20 PM
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Google's turned up many handy resources for the Henneke body score - try scoring your horse to see how they turn out :)

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post #9 of 12 Old 01-01-2009, 03:36 PM
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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

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post #10 of 12 Old 01-01-2009, 03:39 PM
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she looks good to me, I bet when she sheds out in the spring she looks just fine.
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