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Winter weight loss - FOR THE GOOD of your overweight pony or horse

Winter weight loss - FOR THE GOOD of your overweight pony or horse Did you know?  Approximately 1/2 of all UK horses are overweight. (The British Equestrian Veterinary Association's (BEVA) ethics and welfare committee, 2019) As many as 70% of native breeds are obese. (The Royal Veterinary College) Horses have evolved to lose weight in the winter, but modern horse care can lead to halting this natural regulation, with horses then entering the spring months carrying more weight than they should.  Do we hinder winter weight loss? Over rugging those who are unclipped Over feeding high calorie high sugar and high starch diets Not recognising a healthy weight for our horses Not keeping regular records of weight gain/loss trends via weigh taping or condition...

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