|Ottakee ||11-27-2008 08:11 PM |
What body score would you give this guy?
Here is a picture of our old guy when we got him. What body score would you give him? This is with a VERY thick (like a double thick) winter coat.
|NorthernMama ||11-27-2008 08:27 PM |
Wow :( poor guy. A 2 maybe?
|Supermane ||11-27-2008 08:32 PM |
He looks like a 3... maybe a 2.
|Ottakee ||11-27-2008 08:37 PM |
His coat was hiding a LOT.
|Ottakee ||11-27-2008 08:40 PM |
Here is a picture of him about 4 months later. You can see how much his top line has filled in and how much better it looks over his tail.
|luvs2ride1979 ||11-27-2008 08:42 PM |
Considering that he has a winter coat on, I'd say a solid 2. If it's a summer coat, or nearly shed out winter coat, then I'd say a 3.
I personally like my horses at a 4 to 4.5 in the spring & summer, then fatten them up to 5-5.5 in the late fall and winter. They just move better and seem happier a little on the thin side.
|NorthernMama ||11-27-2008 08:51 PM |
Ottakee -- did you rehab him? Great job. He completely turned around. Bet he loves you up all the time now!
|Ottakee ||11-27-2008 09:10 PM |
Yes, we got him back into shape. BJ is a 30 year old 16hh QH gelding. The first picture was not even the worst and the 2nd picture was mid summer--he has even more muscle now. He has only 7 teeth left so gets a mash 3-4 times a day.
My girls got him as their own personal therapeutic riding horse. :D After some groceries they started riding him for 5 minutes at a time at a walk. By mid summer he was doing 1 hour easy trail rides with some brief bits of trotting and loping in there. He would still jump if I let him (or my girls) try it.
This is the one that gave us an ulcer scare 2 weeks ago but he seems to be on the mend now and the girls are back to riding him lightly again.
|booner ||11-27-2008 09:59 PM |
I know nothing about 'body scores' but he looks wonderful, glad to see someone give him what he needs and that your daughters are getting some enjoyment out of him.:D
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