Fat horses?

Discussion in 'The Corral' started by Tbitt, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. Tbitt

    Tbitt Most beloved member of MW

    So, I keep telling my husband that we just might want to start cutting back on the amout we feed our horses.

    What do you think?

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    Yes, Flint is Impressive bred, but I am thinking he is impressivly OVER fed!    :eek:

    Are Tennessee Walker geldings supposed to look like they are in foal?   :eek:
     
  2. Buffy

    Buffy New Member

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    Brings to mind Sir Mix-A-Lot's song. 'I like big butts, and I cannot lie!'

    And huskular comes to mind also.

    They're purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrdy! ;)
     

  3. BUC

    BUC Administrator

    DITTO ;D
     
  4. desederada

    desederada New Member

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    If you shaved the hair off of them they probrably aren't that much heavier than summer time.
     
  5. poodlelover

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    I rode today and had to let the girth out one notch. I told her she's FAT. She gave me a very dirty look - I think she swore at me.
     
  6. Mass

    Mass Senior Member and Masscaster

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    If you took a close up like that of my ass, it would look fat too. :D ;)
    I don't think they look bad.
     
  7. equusteacher

    equusteacher New Member

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    Honestly I think they look fantastic.
    The only one that may have a few extra pounds on her(?) is the palomino.
    I agree with Des. Most of that is just fluff.
     
  8. desederada

    desederada New Member

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    Speaking from experience I've clipped my ponies at the time thinking they were fat and when all the fluff was off they looked good.
     
  9. Michele

    Michele New Member

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    I think they look great, but I like um big :th_afrique:
     
  10. LuvMyArabs

    LuvMyArabs New Member

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    I agree with Mass ...I dont think they look bad.
     
  11. BUC

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    Well now come on, if Tbitt was reeeeeeeeally concerned that they are to fat then she would have put this in the nutrition section. Me thinks her likes big butts too :D
     
  12. photofinish

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    I don't think they look too fat. They certainly are not obese. Hair probably contributes to the "look". Personally, I'd rather see them packing a little extra in the winter - esp as bad a winter as y'all are having.
     
  13. TwistedWire

    TwistedWire Guest

    I agree-I think they look great!

    Winter hair adds a ton of 'pounds'.
     
  14. snaffle

    snaffle Guest

    I think they are lookun' good !!
     
  15. desederada

    desederada New Member

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    Maybe if you shave your ass it will look smaller :nana:
     
  16. Mass

    Mass Senior Member and Masscaster

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    :D :D Who blabbed? ;)
     
  17. Tbitt

    Tbitt Most beloved member of MW

    Ya the Pali (she) looks a bit toooooo far gone................

    I told my friends tonight, that she looked like a bear with long legs. :eek:

    Actually they are really big.....I'm not sure if they have any ribs left.............you sure can NOT feel any............ :eek:

    We do need to start working with them again............they need to get conditioned for trail ridding season! ;D
     
  18. Shell

    Shell New Member

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    But for now they look Warm!
     
  19. Tbitt

    Tbitt Most beloved member of MW

    True - but O bet today they will be sweating with the warm weather......... :D
     
  20. JenR

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    I think the only one that's a little too plump may be that palomino; the rest look kinda svelty but ok. I think I'd take trying to get weight off a horse than trying to plump one up.

    They had an interesting article in the new Equus about horses and their ideal weight -- it was worth a looksee.