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tmyfrnk 08-11-2009 01:20 PM

Body Condition scoring
 
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Hello All
Could anyone tell me if my 1 year old gelding is too skinny?:shock:

farmpony84 08-11-2009 01:21 PM

it's hard to tell from that picture. I can see a bit of his back bone, but I don't think he's too skinny, probably just growing.

dee 08-11-2009 01:23 PM

He looks very good to me!

Spastic_Dove 08-11-2009 01:33 PM

I think he looks fine. Like farm pony said you can see some backbone and a hint of ribs but he's growing.

Heres a body condition score chart for referance: Body Condition Scoring for Your Horse

tmyfrnk 08-11-2009 01:33 PM

Thanks. I am new to horses and I worry to death about them all the time!

Spastic_Dove 08-11-2009 01:35 PM

I say that's a good thing!

Jillyann 08-11-2009 02:11 PM

He looks fine! You should be able to feel his ribs, but not see them. Thats what my trainer tells me! And I dont see them on your yearling.


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