Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: in east tennessee
over weight mini
my 6-8 yr old mini horse gelding is a little bit over weight.hes got a huge hay belly!he is on full time pasture with a hay bale to share with 2 other horses.(naturally being him he doesnt share it with anyone)he is also given some performance feed that im primarily feeding my bigger horses every now and then. plus he gets whatever treats my 3 and 4 year old cousins give him.he suprisingly does a lot of exercise. he is the top horse so he spends his time running my two 15 hh horses all over the pasture.its kinda good because my bigger horses dont like exercise and he makes them get a lil bit more.hes extremely fast despite his big beer gut.ill have to get a video of him running because he literally laps my other horses!im going to start training him a little bit more to be safer when my cousins ride him. doing some lunging,train him to ground jump,respect training,etc.but i need him to be a little bit thinner.how much exercise do i need to do with him each day to get him in shape.ive only been giving him the performance feed to catch him so about a handful of it a day.ill post pics of him when it gets a little warmer outside.
also do i need to start stalling him so he doesnt get as much of the pasture grass?
its horse show time in tennessee!!!!!!!
what im not paranoid!!! ....whos asking???
proud to be a southerner!!!