But you need to put hands on ribs and see how hard you have to press. If you can press without much effort and find ribs, that's ok. If you have to PRESS, or wiggle fingers around he's still too fat.
But regardless, he's darn cute
Well I just ran out and checked...you still can't feel any ribs so guess we've still got a way to go.
According to the weight tape (i know they aren't accurate) she's lost 53 lb. in the last month. We don't let her on pasture at all she stays in the lot. Some grass as I guess you saw in today's picture but mostly dirt.
1 cup timothy pellets, vitamins in morning, appx. 2 lb. hay. 1 cup tim pellets at night and appx. eight lb. hay in a slow feeder. Poor girl.
Thanks, JB. Will check back in in another month.
You know why cowboys don't like Appaloosas?" - Answer: Because to train a horse, you have to be smarter than it is.
It's progress, which is great! But yes, use the rib test as a pretty good idea of whether her weight is about where it should be. My guess is, based on "can't feel any ribs", you might have another 100lb to go.
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Just a FYI to everyone with any horse at any weight. Had vet out Friday for teeth floating and well horse checkup, and he was telling me the number of grass founders he is seeing is rampant! Located in East TN, but I would suggest that anyone in SE should be very vigilant. We had a very mild Winter with lots of rain, and the grass is unbelievable. Hay, in most areas here, has already been cut and baled.