Is my horse too fat, too skinny or just right?
In horses and ponies, both low body weight and excess weight can lead to health problems, which is why it is essential to keep a close eye on your four-legged friend’s weight. Easier said than done you might say because your horse or pony can’t exactly check whether he still fits in his favourite trousers. But there is an easy way to visually assess whether your horse or pony needs to go on a diet: the BCS or Body Condition Score.
How do I work out my horse’s body condition score?
- tail head
- back or topline
- the area behind the shoulders
What is the ideal Body Condition Score for my horse?
BCS 1: your horse is extremely emaciated
BCS 2: you horse is very thin
BCS 3: your horse is thin
BCS 4: your horse is moderately thin
BCS 5: your horse's bodyweight is ideal!
BCS 6: your horse is moderately fleshy
BCS 7: your horse is fleshy
BCS 8: your horse is fat
BCS 9: your horse is extremely fat
How do you help an overweight horse ?
- Step 1: call out your vet and discuss how to best adjust his diet.
- Step 2: supplement your horse’s feed with Metabolic Care.
How do you treat a horse that is underweight?
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Natural dietary supplements to restore the balance of your horse from within.