View Full Version : Theo after his bath - does he need to be fatter??!!

Laura T
3rd June 2010, 07:31 PM
I gave Theo his first bath today and so just a few to capture him looking clean for a change. How do you think he is looking? Needless to say just after I took the field pictures he rolled 3 times and is now filthy again:lol:










To compare this was him when I got him one month ago.


He is still coming in for 6 hours a day to eat hay and is on Alfa A Oil, conditioning cubes, top spec and oil. I think he is building muscle but needs a bit more fat on him? Opinions please:D

3rd June 2010, 07:50 PM
I think he looks perfect! I think there are so many fat horses around nowadays that our version of normal has shifted to the fat side of normal so a horse like him is nice to see. Muscle takes time but you'll get there.
(P.S. he's got a very Milton-esque face - does he jump like him?!)

vels mum
3rd June 2010, 07:53 PM
Oooo I really like him and would say he is a perfect weight, what breed height etc?

Laura T
3rd June 2010, 07:53 PM
Thanks Sparkey - I think he is about right bar some muscle but as always others on my yard (with big fat lumps mainly) are telling me he is too thin:(.

He was an affiliated show jumper in the past but having had both hind suspensorys operated on we stick to four legs on the ground:lol:.

Laura T
3rd June 2010, 07:56 PM
Thanks VelsMum - He is a 17.1hh Belgian Warmblood, just 12 and I have had him on loan since the start of May. He has done very little for the last few years and his owner has loaned him out as he was wasted standing in a field. He is an absolute sweetheart, fab to hack and we are just starting to remind him how to work properly and he is coming along really well. I travelled 4 hours to see him and he was well worth it:D

3rd June 2010, 08:04 PM
he's looking fab! I wouldn't want any more weight on him at all. he looks perfect!

3rd June 2010, 08:36 PM
Yep - i agree, he looks fab

3rd June 2010, 10:51 PM
he looks brilliant, hes lovely x

My Crazy Clan
4th June 2010, 12:38 AM
I would say hes perfect!

4th June 2010, 08:36 AM
he looks just right to me!

4th June 2010, 10:04 AM
He looks a nice weight, he's a lovely looking horse, I don't envy you trying to keep him clean though! x

Laura T
4th June 2010, 11:36 AM
Thanks all for the lovely comments:D

I gave up trying to keep him clean after about a week, I swore I would never have a grey horse:lol:

5th June 2010, 03:51 PM
He looks perfect! i'm jealous, my old mare is all ribs, bony rump but with a huge belly, no matter what i feed her x

5th June 2010, 10:29 PM
He is stunning and a perfect weight IMO!!

6th June 2010, 10:30 AM
hes trim,a healthy wieght. i allways worried mike was thin for a shetland but i can't see ribs so its all good