- Jan 9, 2005
- Reaction score
- NE Montana
How did you arrive at those weights? All seem light for the heights attached, even for in shape.I don’t know anything about Thyrol-L, but I’ll be honest with you, I don’t like fat ponies I like my ponies slim and trim.... mine are on a dry lot now until this spring lush grass is over. Here are the weights (had them each weighed on the vets scale) and heights of my ponies.....
Shadow 243 pounds, 35 inches
Stormy 146 pounds, 32 inches
Breezy 124 pounds, 30 inches
Thunder 118 pounds, 28 inches
I plan to take pics of them and post to your 2021 CLIPPINGS thread real soon!! They all get a weighed portion of ration balancer along with free choice (in a 1inch hay net) of coastal hay.
Good luck to you
Mine were all weighed on March 10, 2021 at the vets office. They have a large scale there, the kind where they have to walk on. Vet said my little boys were in great weight/condition and reminded me not to let them get too fat.How did you arrive at those weights? All seem light for the heights attached, even for in shape.
My 37" gelding was weighed a lot due to Cushings (he's gone now), and he was down right emaciated at 325#, just right at 350# and fat at 375#. My 31" stallion is not fat and he's 175# give or take 5#; he's also not in condition, so does have a bit of a belly (do need to get new weight on him, once I get the scale fixed and calibrated).
Thank you for posting these articles. Some good explanations.I definitely don't have all the most updated information since it's been a long time since I had an IR horse, but if it hasn't already been linked, this is going to have a lot of info and might be worth referring your vet to also if she is interested:
There's an associated discussion group as well. There may be new info on some things and at the very least there are some helpful articles, definitions, and protocols there. I know it seems really overwhelming at first but it's actually not that complicated although it is of course a pain in the backside.