I think the pictures speak for themselves :) When the AC officer arrived on Saturday morning, it was already in the mid 40s and she was pretty warm under the heavy winter blanket. I left it on purposely because I knew what a great surprise was in store. You should have seen his face when I took it off-his eyes lit up, got moist, and he started just beaming ;) He couldn't believe the change, and was absolutely thrilled with the progress! We both condition scored, and placed her at a 3, or just scantly above that. Interestingly enough, we have totally differing weight tapes. So we spent a few minutes trying to determine just exactly where I should be using that. His tape put her at 1080 on top of the highest point of the wither (no way, lol!) and mine, in the same place as before....between 960 and 970. When you have a horse with a huge wither but who has a very slim build otherwise, this is a judgement call to some degree. Still wish I had a livestock scale....he did offer to weigh her on the Boro scales if I would haul her over though ;)
Now in most cases a three is pretty danged bad (and it is!) but considering where I started-this is great progress in just three weeks. The top photo shows her condition the day she arrived at a CS 1.5, and the other two are from Sunday the 20th.
Amazing what a carefully managed diet of well balanced nutrition can do, eh?
Leta Belardi, you can suck eggs...there is nothing wrong with this horse that FOOD wouldn't remedy!