Sorry the pictures are bad. Iíd tried to get a shot of her sunburn, but you canít see it at all in the pics. (The picture was for myself, so I could make sure the sunburn was shrinking in size. But as I said, you canít see it in the picture because itís all crusted over. And maybe covered in sunblock.)
Anyway, her sunburn is all gone now, but I canít tell if Iím making any progress on the belly.
I wormed her twice, but unfortunately I was WAY OFF on her weight, so Iím not sure I got the full effect.
At first I thought she weighed 5-600 lbs. Then people told me she weighed at least 7-800, so I gave her ivermectin for a 750 lb horse.
But then I measured her, and based on body length and girth, she may weigh as much as 900 lbs. (Iíd assumed she weighed less because she is only 13 hands. But I guess I forgot that horses donít carry any weight in their legs. >.<)
What I have realized is that she has a super long body for her height. As in, her body is as long as my other horseóand he is at least a hand taller!) So I think the sagging has something to do with the long torso combined with being deconditioned. Everyone I talk to at the ranch claims she has always looked like this. So...maybe thatís just her shape?)
Iíve been working her in the round pen, though lately she has become VERY naughty in there, so Iím going to switch to mostly riding at a walk until I can get someone to tutor me. Iím just starting to work with her on longing. Sheís fairly green.
As for her ageóeveryone agrees that she has been 7 years old for least 5 years, and that she is really more like 12 or 13.
Againóthanks for all the help!