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post #1 of 5 Old 12-03-2014, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
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Scoring Horses

Hey guys I have 3 horses and I was wondering if you guys could help me score them 1 of these horses is a rescue I know scoring off photos is different then scoring them when you can touch but I just need a bit of reassurance on my score. I used the Henneke horse body condition scoring system.

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OK. Pics not the best to go on & feel matters too, so can't tell all from the best pics IMO, but Bailey looks like about a 6+ (meaning not sure if he's 7, or perhaps a bit fluffy or such). Dime 6. Nice roan! The arab fella's obviously light on. (& Mum coming out in me... PLEASE hold a child of that size on a horse, especially bareback & helmetless!) He looks thinner in that pic than the snow one, unless it's just fluff. Maybe 2-3 in one, 3+ in snow one, where I'd say 4 would be around 'ideal' for him.
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Hard to tell by pics esp with winter fuzziness and it's best hands on but-

Bailey 6/6.5 with a big hay belly. Diet and work on that belly. I think the belly makes him look heavier then he is. I almost thought HE was pregnant..

Dime 6.5 I actually feel he is the heavier of the two. He has a more stocky/round build that hides it far better. Definitely a diet here.

I think I'd want them both at 5, maybe 4.5 for Dime.

Actually don't think the Arab is that bad (assume the pic with the child is older?). Maybe a 4. I'd want him 4.5 then work on muscle tone and building up his topline. Nice horse he reminds me of my guy :)
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