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post #1 of 5 Old 05-06-2013, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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Fat to Muscle? Or Fat to Fat?

Alright, so here are pictures of my mare whenever we first got her. About. . . 7 years ago I think? I was thirteen in this picture -.- and my little sister was. . 10 I believe. This was about a month after she foaled.

And this was her about two years ago.

This was her about a year ago with an eight month break due to a leg injury

I can't take current pictures, considering her giant baby belly is probably half fat :P I spoil my girls with food and hay, alfalfa and grass. Then again, she also works like a work horse. I've noticed she is really easy to lose her muscle or built look within about a month of no work. -.-
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So what are you wanting to know? If she had muscles? If she's fat?

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Originally Posted by Aesthetic View Post
I've noticed she is really easy to lose her muscle or built look within about a month of no work. -.-
That's normal.
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Muscles get smaller when they don't get used. Fat occurs when there are more calories taken in than expended. It does take sufficient energy(calories) to build muscles.

Make sense?


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Are you wantn a criticism? She dont look fat or very muscular to me.. Thats how my mare looked before i started riding her-- she was a pasture poof ball and a broodie most of her life.. she wasnt thin or muscled.. just.. i dont know the word to describe, lol. but she was kinda like that.. just smooth-- no muscle or fat really- but not ribby malnourished or sickly either.. weaker and out of shape for sure..

your mare just doesnt look like shes ment to be a big mare though.. she could be a little more toned up and be better in shape- but she just aint that bigga gal.
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