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Kelly

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You are so sweet Marsha but you don’t have to call the vet, I was just curious about his formula. I’m always interested in seeing what vets think and what others do.

I agree with Abby, 3 lbs doesn’t sound like enough hay to me either. All my boys get more than 3 lbs of hay a day each and they are much smaller than Billy.

I wonder if your weight tape is accurate Edelweiss. 370 lbs seems really big to me for a 34 inch mini. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Is there a dog vet in your area that has a floor scale you could use?
 

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I wonder if your weight tape is accurate Edelweiss. 370 lbs seems really big to me for a 34 inch mini. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Is there a dog vet in your area that has a floor scale you could use?
That is what I am wondering.
I don't think so. I wish. I might have the vet weigh him with her tape next time she comes out. He could be every bit of 370. He is big barrelled and can be a hard keeper if not fed enough, but most of mine eat as much or more than a full size horse anyway. I believe the 2yr old is every bit of 350 though. Quite honestly I expected him to be more like 400. I was always told that the average 32" mini weighs around 250lbs and my 32" weighs 245 according to the tape, so I am not sure how accurate it is or isn't!
 

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I’m in the comfortable with more weight camp. DD in particular is chunky but her frame is broad and low to the ground. Our vet checked them over a few months back and was ok with their weight. He prefers more weight because our winters are so cold.

He has some pony clients where the fat ripples like a wave when he pats their back, and he said that is definitely too much.

So if your ponies don’t ripple, you’re golden. 😂
 

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