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Re: [RC] Newbie with a Concern - Janeene - magnumsmom

Hi Janeene,

Remember, these horses are long distance runners.  They
are going to look like marathoners... not a lot of excess
fat or weight there.  These are fit horses. 

That said, we know now that overly skinny endurance
horses are not ideal.  They should have a body score of
4-5 on the 1-10 scale.   How thin were these horses you
are concerned about?  They aren't going to look like your
usual trail rider quarter horses. 

You will find people also concerned about "fat" endurance
horses... there are endurance horses out there who can
carry a bit of extra weight even given the fitness level and
distance they travel.

Hope this helps,

- Kathy Myers
in Santa Fe, NM