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  1. Plus Sized Riders
    Hi everyone, I found this board while researching weight and horseback riding. I was hugely into horses as a kid and took lessons for about 2 years. Unfortunately, my mom wasn't able to afford them after that and I had to stop. I decided this year to sign up again. I've always loved horses...
  2. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hey everyone, I had a year long break from training, and I got back to riding about 2 months ago. I'm preparing for an endurance race in March/April, but as I kept riding I noticed my right leg was very stiff after every ride. I then asked my trainer to take photos, and noticed my left stirrup...
  3. Horse Health
    Hello! I don't often post in forums, but I am hoping someone can give me some advice. I have a very green 9 year old Oldenburg gelding that I bought in September. I took a risk and bought him because of his breeding, movement, potential and price. I knew I was rolling the dice. They claimed...
  4. Horse Health
    Hey, My sister has a Morgan that appears to have cushing's disease. She's very skinny and has lost weight and muscle. However, she absolutely does not lack in energy. She also seems to be shedding her winter coat just fine. Her teeth have been floated about a year ago (The weight loss began...
  5. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I have been trained in dressage for the entirety of my riding life. However, I train with school horses not my own personal horse. He is not trained in dressage and I don't really want him to be, so I mainly just hack around, and have fun with him. Often times I dabble in western with him...
  6. Other Pets
    I rescued this 'free' puppy about 3 weeks ago and since then shes cost me a couple bucks, even though the former owner reassured she's in good health. Anyway, the previous owner told me she's half German Shepherd and rednose pit but I'm not sure. I was wondering if anyone else has this mix...
  7. Horse Nutrition
    I have a 3 year old gelding that was very underweight when I rescued him almost a year ago and we started him out on oats and sweet feed mix. He got up to weight and now I am wondering if I should put on a growing feed or if I should continue with the sweet/oat mix? He is still pretty narrow in...
  8. Horse Health
    Hello, I have a 13 year old Hackney Pony who stands 12.2 hands tall and I was curious about anyone who has more experience with these horses and their diet. I've had her for a year and a half now and when I first got her she was around 600lbs and extremely overweight. I understand hackney's are...
  9. Horse Nutrition
    I recently got given a Standardbred gelding--or for a better way of saying things I 'rescued' a Standardbred gelding. He is quite underweight, not ridiculously emaciated or anything. Healthy otherwise besides the weight loss. I did a search on his brand and he is an unknown but he's sired by...
  10. 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
  11. Horse Health
    This is a month after I got him he's a saddlebred (from what I was told) hes 12ish and 17hh tall. He's grained a lot of weight but his hips stick out more then I like. He has hay twice a day and they get a bale a day for the past few days. But otherwise has hay 24/7. He gets about 3lbs of oats a...
  12. Horse Health
    I have a 24 year old mare that I was able to maintain weight on during the winter. In late March in a matter of 3-4 weeks she dropped an alarming amount of weight. I have the vet out and we did a full blood panel, fecal screening and inspected her feed. All of these came back clean. The vet...
  13. Horse Health
    My 6 year old paint has become sick that past few weeks. She has lost quite a bit of weight and her skin is literally coming off in large strips, as if she has been skinned. It only seems to have affected her in the areas of her white fur. We've had two vets come out and the last one "guessed"...
  14. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I am a 12y girl, I am 5'2 and 92lbs, I want a horse/pony who I will fit for maybe 2-3 years, what size horse/pony should I be looking at
  15. Horse Health
    My arab has always had issues with weight. Even when we first got him and he was pretty large his hip bones were very prominent (I should add that both his dam and sire did not have hip bones that stuck out). Over winter he lost alot of weight and is only now putting it back on. I want to know...
  16. Horse Pictures
    Hi everyone, I just wanted to share my girl's pictures with you. She's my first horse and is off the track, training and weight gain are going very well so far and I'm excited to share our adventures with you! The first two pictures are her current ones. The rest are from a year or so ago...
  17. Horse Health
    Well my cob is quite overweight... and very unfit..... I've seen some fitness programs online which say I should be riding her 6 times a week but at the moment I can only ride 3 times. They also say that for a month I should just be walking her.... hmmm. So what I'm asking is if anybody can...
  18. Horse Nutrition
    I thought I'd make a spin-off thread from my other thread, (Thread: What does this piece of tack do - for any tack you are wanting information on - http://www.horseforum.com/horse-riding/thread-what-does-piece-tack-do-261937/). I found this feed guide...
  19. Other Pets
    My cat is 14 now and starting to feel her age! I was wondering whether some sort of olive/ veg or fish oil (which one would be best?) would help her with her weight and skin condition. She has never eaten well; has been a fussy eater all her life and doesn't eat enough. Her skin is looking a...
  20. Horse Boarding
    Just going to keep it simple, I know what I think, but I wanted to know if others would think the same thing or if I'm wrong. Question: Horse is boarded, full board. has been at this place for a little over 5 months. Horse was not obese at all. Was thin when I got him and had been steady on...
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