We have kept a muzzle on her all Spring/Summer up until about a week ago when she decided she had had enough and threw both of her muzzles to God knows where so we couldnt find them! She gets NO grain, very little hay while she is in her stall and is out for only about 8 hours a day.
This Sunday, the 9th, we have a show to go to. Its a 4H show so it isnt a big deal as far as points and such. Just trying to get her used to being around lots of horses and people so we can get her to the Fjord Eval next year. This will be Becca and Mia's 2nd show ever. Wish us luck!!
Now, show me YOUR fat ponies!
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We have "The Pony Lot," a dry lot which consists of a small pony who is as wide as she is tall, her lover who is an 11 hand mule pony with a gut, and four 16 - 17+ hand Percheron mares who are huge in all directions! Yet, it is still referred to as "The Pony Lot"
I've never gotten around to scanning in my old pics of her, but my childhood pony was so fat that:
1. She wore a 48" girth with an adult-sized all purpose saddle
2. If you were riding her bareback, and you slid a little to one side or the other, you couldn't get centered again because you got stuck on the fat pads
3. She and another equally fat pony once got stuck in a (normal-sized) bumper-pull trailer because the two of them together were the same width as the trailer. There was an audible "pop" when the first one got off
3. I was told by a judge that I shouldn't be riding her when she was "that close to her time"
She never got more than a handful of grain and never lost a pound in her life, even when she was so fit that she could play Pony Club mounted games for an hour in July heat without breaking a sweat. Those ponies!
love this thread!
The day she came 6 weeks ago. She had fat deposits over the withers, in front of the shoulder, and was starting some around the tail head.
She went on a diet, and this is her from our ride yesterday. She's lost a lot, but she's still got that pony belly.
I attempted to cajole Paris into a picture this evening - unfortunately, I was putting her back in the "Weight Watchers" paddock (love that by the way - our new term which sounds much nicer than dry lot).
Unfortunately, she was highly insulted and told me that she is NO larger in girth than her turn-out companions.
Which is true - but they are all 16h+ WBs!!! (she is maybe 14h). Evil little wench.
Her parting attitude was not nice.
Originally Posted by SmartAlex
Give it up. Many of us CoTHers are trapped at a computer all day with no way out, and we hunt in packs. So far it as all been in good fun. You should be thankful for that.