With the warm temperatures and frequent rainfall our horses are currently grazing the richest, sweetest pasture that I can recall in my thirty-eight years of horse ownership. Every responsible horse owner/carer should be keeping a wary eye on their horse’s body condition but vets and farriers are increasingly frustrated that despite their words of caution and advice an increasing number of obese horses are being referred with laminitis.
Helping your horse to lose weight whilst maintaining nutritional values is very hard on both horse and owner but you will feel so much worse if your horse develops the agonisingly painful, potentially life threatening Laminitis. Love your horse? Think he or she might be at risk? Then read the following article from thehorse.com which gives some very helpful advice on feeding horses to reduce weight or body condition: