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Golden Horse 05-16-2012 11:44 AM

Fitness Fatness and other issues.....general discussion
 
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

This thread is not to be used for an ongoing argument about a specific discipline, *cough* halter *cough* but a more open discussion about what we consider a fit horse....so no re hash of other threads please.

OK I will start, I currently own 4 horses, and not one of them is fit,

Fancy has a 3 week old foal at foot, and is definitely on the fluffy side still, so not fit, but well.

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/b...il22ndam21.jpg

Ace I'm still trying to get up to optimum weight, after the winter and feeding her monster foal, she is in good condition, healthy shiny coat, still needing a few pounds, but not at all fit, to soft, no muscle.



G Man is a little on the heavy side and lacking muscle.

Ben is at good weight, looks on great condition but is in no way fit.

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/b...n/13thMay6.jpg

I have just realized that I don't have any good recent pics of anyone apart from Ben.

Please post your horses and let me know how you consider their condition

Kayella 05-16-2012 11:57 AM

Hennessy is three weeks and two days old, and growing like a monster. He's filling in very nicely with 24/7 turnout and nibbling of some creep feed. (Picture taken at two weeks old)
http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/...73682715_n.jpg

Bubba is a 16-18 year old rescued Welsh pony. He's a pasture puff on 24/7 turnout with a couple scoops of senior pellets a day. (Picture taken during the winter. He's since shed out and cleaned up really nicely)
http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/...kairos/018.jpg

Princess is a 7-8 year old rescued QH grade. She's also a pasture puff with 24/7 turnout and three scoops of senior pellets a day. (Picture also taken during the winter, but she never has much of a winter coat. She's still fat)
http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/...kairos/003.jpg

Sorry if the last two pictures are huge. I tried resizing them but PB is being stupid.

nvr2many 05-16-2012 12:02 PM

OOOOOOOOOO, I saw fitness, fatness and other issues and thought, hey, I resemble that remark..:lol:

nvr2many 05-16-2012 12:17 PM

Ok so, I uploaded some pics I took yesterday with my phone. After the other, *cough* thread, no way was I going to post. But thanks to Golden Horse I will. Now, this is a TB that I got a year ago. He was really emaciated when I got him, (pictures in my albums, before and after). Last year I just let him gain weight and know he had a good home. Started working with him recently and well, I took a couple of pics to document so I can see progress through the summer. So, here are two from last night. He is 18 yrs old.

http://www.horseforum.com/members/20...5-12-29029.jpg

http://www.horseforum.com/members/20...5-12-29028.jpg

Rascaholic 05-16-2012 12:19 PM

Rascal
 
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This is Rascal. He is a 7 year old pasture puff TWH. He is starting back conditioning on the lunge and long lining. He is NOT fit. He is under muscled, conformationally challenged, and a brat :lol:

ETA: I forgot the picture rofl

Speed Racer 05-16-2012 12:20 PM

Meh, no need to post pictures of mine; I know they're all fat and out of shape, just like their owner! :rofl:

Conformationally though, they're pretty darned correct examples of their breeds.

xxdanioo 05-16-2012 12:34 PM

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I feel Walter is decently fit, but needs work still. He is just turned two, but I feel he isn't overweight/underweight. He is developing muscle still.

Golden Horse 05-16-2012 12:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Speed Racer (Post 1502848)
Meh, no need to post pictures of mine; I know they're all fat and out of shape, just like their owner! :rofl:

Conformationally though, they're pretty darned correct examples of their breeds.


LOL, no I resemble that first remark...

Conformation, not relevant to this thread, you can be a conformational wreck, well your horse can, but still be fit:lol:

chandra1313 05-16-2012 12:49 PM

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Shammy is the first two photos, she is a arabian/twh 3yr and Moon is the last pic she is a quarter horse 13yr. I don't know if they are fit but they are fabulous.

poppy1356 05-16-2012 01:20 PM

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Well I have Lizzy an 18 or 19 year old Arab. She came into rescue around October 2011 at 350 lbs underweight. I feel that she could use a little more weight on her hips but after being a broodmare for over 10 years straight I'm not holding out much hope for those ribs. I don't think she is fit yet we have a long way to go with the muscle and a few more pounds.

These pictures have all been taken within the last two weeks.


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