Here's a winter time tip for those people who don't get to ride much during the winter. Be sure that you are still brushing your horse and going over him. I can't tell you how many horses have been brought to me in late winter for a month or two of training and they are a bit thin. The owner had not done much with them for several months and did not realize that they had dropped weight over the winter. A turn-out blanket or even a heavy winter coat can disguise the weight loss. When you put your hands on them and can readily feel the ribs, they are probably too thin.
1/13/2017 11:57:04 am
This is so true. I've had people say "my horse is fat", then you feel them and it all hair over ribs.
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