15 Apr 2019 How to Assess your Horse and Its Body Condition
To scientifically determing the body condition of your horse, there a few steps that need to be completed.
First you need to determine the weight of your horse to be able to monitor it in the future. There are some good reasons to do this for:
- To calculate your horse’s ration
- To accurately identify weight gain or loss and manage accordingly
- To identify sudden weight changes which may indicate a health problem
- To be able to give correct dosage of medications, supplements and wormers
How do we do this? There are several methods as most people don’t have access to an actual scale for weighing their horse. It is often done using a weight tape or by calculating the weight based on measurements.