We've all seen horses around the barn, on neighboring farms, or quite possibly in our own barn that are a little, shall we say — heavy. But what exactly is heavy? For that matter, what determines if a horse is thin? Sure, it's easy to point out those horses at either of the extremes, but for those in between there can be gray areas. The TAMU Body Condition Score simply ranks a horse on an overall scale of 1 to 9 by using sight and touch to evaluate the amount of fat over the loin, ribs, tailhead, withers, neck and shoulders.
A horse’s body condition score can tell a lot about his overall well-being; how does your horse weigh in? This free report gives you the information you need so you can judge where your horse falls on the scales.
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