Well, that is more for Copper, not for Fred. I'm sure you guys are familiar with the "chonk chart"? Someone needs to make a horse version!
|A fine boi?|
|This is my good side...Copper, probably|
Having my horses at home gives me a good chance to work on this. I've been pondering how to best get all the horses the food they need. The other two QHs are easy keepers, so I don't want to overload them either. I contemplated putting in some temporary fencing to separate them, but Fred has a tendency to charge through fencing and Copper is willing to take a little zap to escape to eat on the lawn. I think my best option is to keep both of them in from when I get home from work and overnight. They can then go out with the other two during the day.
|Nom nom, Fred probably|
**edited to add: Fred has been checked by the vet and had his teeth done, been dewormed, etc. I think he is just growing
Both horses move around a fair bit in the pastures, but could benefit from some focused work. I am feeling confident that my ankle is healed enough to longe and do groundwork, so Fred will be on a light program starting this week! Copper would benefit from some walking over poles and stuff like that to strengthen his shoulder and develop some muscle.
Have you had a hard keeper that you put weight on? Any tips? What about a chonky boi that needed to slim down?