Have you ever noticed how hard it is to keep your horse at the perfect weight? It's been an ongoing cycle with Roz. I wouldn't say he's a hard keeper but he isn't easy either. Even in light work he takes quite a bit of feed. He normally gets a bit fat in the spring, and no matter how close I watch him he tends to drop a little bit more weight than I want heading in to winter. Then he stays a bit thin until we hit spring again. He's still slightly on the thin side and I know it's really better for his body to be a little lighter than carrying around too much weight.
Emi's going to have the opposite problem. She has really blossomed on the green grass the last couple of weeks. They are still on pretty limited grass turn out, 2-3 hours per day. I was grooming her tonight and she's getting so shiny and round! It's amazing what lush green grass will do. Since her body style is different than Roz it's also harder for me to tell if she's at a good weight or not. I've been pleased so far with the weight I've had her at. Now I just don't want her to become too fat!