She looks to be in perfect weight to me. Don't compare your mare with other 'ultra-refined' miniatures, remember .... not all miniature horses are made to be super slim and refined, your mare looks very well built and at great weight, though not one of those 'ultra-refined' minis; nothing wrong with that!
Hello, I go to the same show as Cara and yes China has a belly. She is also 19 years old though. She is becoming a great jumper, it scares me a little though cause she is coming to beat me in a show lol. She certainly doesnt need weight on shes a chunck lol but we all love her. She has lost quiet a bit of weight since we got her and is looking better everyday! What you are doing is working Cara so keep up the good work! Love ya
thanks nicole! but yea i think she does i when i look at it it sort of makes me sad but you know oh well she doen the best she can! right! lol also this is her first year every showing ,being worked, or very being use for somthing other the a foaling mare! so im really happy with her right now lol!!!!!!!
She does not have a "hay belly" what she has is a slightly dropped belly from having foals. You need to go more carefully with her, this mare is old and coming into work for the first time in years, she has conformational issues which I will not go into as you did not ask me to. Go carefully, please, you want this girl to be with you for a while yet!!!