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  1. Horse Nutrition
    I'm trying to figure out how to best handle my gelding. He is an APHA 12-year-old. In the last few months, he has added on fat pockets. A bit of a crest, some pockets on his tailhead and a bit behind his shoulders. He is in a fairly active workload (ridden by me or my husband for 30-45 minutes...
  2. Miniature Horses
    My mini, Silhouette, is 6 years old and roughly 32" tall. But shes really fat. Ive tried everything with her, from light lunging, jumping and basic walk, trot, canters. But shes getting fatter. For the past two months shes been on a nearly dirt paddock with her companion Princess cause she is...
  3. Horse Health
    in the winter my paint horse gets fat like really fat, ive had people come out to see them and ask when hes due.. his back strap goes from holes 2 and 3 to the last one. but in the summer hes lean and looking great! but winter he gets a huge belly! he is on a round bale, grass, 24/7 and gets...
  4. Horse Talk
    I was just wondering how to keep minis from becoming fat on pasture. We need them on there because they are companions for my other horse. I know they tend to become fat really easily so what's the best deal? I am not so sure about grazing muzzles, apparently they don't like them and they are...
  5. Horse Riding Critique
    I'm sot of worried about a Koalas weight issue, these photos were taken a few days ago. I'm pretty sure she's a little overweight, but then again, I'm not sure if that's an all right weight. She is three and 15.3hh
  6. Horse Training
    This is my 2 1/2 yr old AQHA gelding. First time with a saddle ever! Very proud of him. However, this saddle looks really small on him, or is it just me? Can a young horse like that get fat? If he is fat, what is a good exercise training schedule I should put him on? He can lunge and we do...
  7. Horse Tack and Equipment
    My sister leases an Arab X Riding pony who has put on a lot of weight since we got him. When we first got him we bought a stock saddle that fitted him perfectly, but now we think it's hurting him because he seems to be in pain when she rides. Could he have outgrown it or something? Or is there...
  8. Horse Training
    Alright, so here are pictures of my mare whenever we first got her. About. . . 7 years ago I think? I was thirteen in this picture -.- and my little sister was. . 10 I believe. This was about a month after she foaled. And this was her about two years ago. This was her about a year ago...
  9. Horse Health
    My mare Jackie is let out in the daytime on my pasture, but I was wondering how 'fat' a healthy horse can be. I will show pictures if needed... I know that if she is too fat she can develop hoof problems, so I don't wanna risk it. :-)
  10. Horse Health
    My friend constantly gives her pony treats, and it is really fat! If that were my horse, I'd probably never give it treats. I'm not even kidding, if you went to score this pony's body condition, it'd probably be an 10 out of 10 all over!!... And it's already been foundered a couple years ago...
  11. Horse Training
    Hello everyone! So I've been working on lunging my horse, I've put many, many... many hours into failing at this. I have watched every video, read every article, had a few people show me how they would get the horse started.. Most of those mentioned above said to start with getting him to move...
  12. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I did the "sweat test" on my horse last night, and, Lo and behold, there are 2 big dry spots right on the sides of his withers/shoulders. One on each side, about 4 inches in diameter (and they're like perfect ovals...)... he's never really complained about saddle fit or anything, but now I'm...
  13. Horse Nutrition
    I love the platinum performance supplement however I am not going to be able to get more for two weeks, however I also want to add grain to my horses diet becuase they need more fat on them, esspecialy with all the summer riding. I used to feed dry cob (added to their supplement) They like it...
  14. Horse Health
    I'v had my appendix Moose for the past 3 1/2 years. He's a 17.3 gelding who's 8 years old. Moose and I have literally started from rock bottom, and have progressed into Congress Champions. Ever since I first bought Moose, we knew that weight was going to be a problem. We have tried so many...
  15. Horse Health
    OK, we have 3 mini mares, all of which are over weight. We have only had them a few months, switched them from sweet feed to orchard grass. Been giving half a flake to each. Is this too much? Also, one of them is 15 and has a missing molar, had the vet out, he floated her teeth, and said...
  16. Horse Health
    Well it has been several years since I have owned a horse and I am a very casual rider nothing fancy, My guys were always healthy fit and ready to go. So I feel I am a bit green and never had to deal with weight issues (well with horses ......myself always an issue :lol:) I have aquired a...
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