Sunday, July 21, 2013

HOW TO KNOW IF YOUR HORSE TOO THIN OR TOO FAT?


HOW TO KNOW IF YOUR HORSE TOO THIN 
OR TOO FAT?

There's one thing that drives me bonkers and that is seeing underfed and overfed horses. Horses rely on their owners for proper care and nourishment. So often I see obese horses and horses with hip bones and shoulder bones stick out and their owners seem to not notice or are uneducated in what a healthy weight is for a horse. 

Horses are supposed to be well muscled with smooth muscle tone without dips and valleys in it's conformation. A horse that is at a healthy body weight has rounded hindquarters and shoulders, a solid back and a nicely muscled neck. If you can see your horses bones either on his back, ribs, hips, chest or shoulders, your horse is too thin! And if your horse is without definition at all and looks like it's pregnant your horse is too fat! 

Friday, July 5, 2013