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Phly 06-02-2013 03:03 PM

Thoughts on my lil mares weight? weeks ago

We've switched her feed, and she's lost some weight. I feel she looks healthier, but may be just a lil thin. What's y'all's opinion?
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CLaPorte432 06-02-2013 04:14 PM

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I think she's a little on the thin side. I don't like to see ribs on horses. Although many people will tell you its healthier to be a little under, then over, weight wise.
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Idrivetrotters 06-02-2013 04:15 PM

I think she looks good, possibly some muscling especially around the shoulder. I like mine on the lighter rather than heavier side not thin but not overweight.

Phly 06-02-2013 04:20 PM

We are working on muscling. She rides trails 2 miles almost daily on hill terrain. And works circles and patterns.

Thanks for the replys, as felt she could use a lil weight. Not much, but a lil.

I think she looks and acts healthier, just don't want her too thin. Her pole bending yesterday was greatly improved, which I contribute to her flexing better.
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Boo Walker 06-02-2013 04:46 PM

she looks thin and her coat looks rough - been wormed lately?

spirit88 06-02-2013 05:05 PM

I think she looks good wouldn't want to put much weight on her better on the lean side.

kassierae 06-02-2013 06:30 PM

I personally think she is a little on the thin side. Ribs should have enough of a covering that they should be easily felt, but not seen.

waresbear 06-02-2013 06:39 PM

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Is this picture from now? That worries me a little, she hasn't shed out and her ribs are showing a bit. Time for a fecal and if nothing shows up, then an equine dentist, something is happening where the nutrition you are giving her isn't being used properly. It reflects on her outward appearance.

tinyliny 06-02-2013 07:06 PM

I agree that she looks a bit ragged, but not what I would call thin. most horses these days are oveweight.

loosie 06-02-2013 07:22 PM

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Better. Definitely not under weight. Have you ever had a bodyworker(chiro or such) check her out? Lumbar region looks a bit funny.

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