A vet gave me some really good horse info. on how they determine if your horse is underweight or overweight. The system they use to determine this is called “Body Condition Scoring”. I didn’t even know there was such a thing. The system assigns a score to a particular body condition and works by assessing fat both visually and by palpation in each of six areas. Horses accumulate fat in these areas in a set order so breed doesn’t make a difference. The great thing about learning this system is that you can evaluate your horse at anytime and make changes to their program if needed. So now if I am in the market to go buy a horse I can assess its body condition myself!
Mr. Tay was a perfect five but on the other hand Ms. Winnie was a seven. However I think now that they have been on the hay net slow feeders Ms. Winnie is getting much closer to a five. I really don’t want any future horse problems with her so we are being very diligent with the new feeding program. The more horse info. you can get the better equipped you will be!