Ah Fenway, you are so right! My TB gelding has a very big ribcage & has occasionally been questioned about whether there was some sort of immaculate conception, because he looked like there must be a foal in there! Our new barn owner skeptically smiled & nodded when I told her that he wasn't fat, he has an exceptionally large ribcage. He has lost a bit of weight this summer, running the hills of his new pasture, and the other day she said to me, "You know, Mosco has a HUGE ribcage! You can almost see his ribs now & he's still enormous!". Perhaps you are similarly conformed ;-)
Dear Fenway,You are right about those tummy bones. Some equids tend to have larger ones that only make them LOOK fat. I'm sure your actually very fit and trim!Muleishly yours,Mare
I understand completely, Fenway; I have a very big tummy bone too :-) (I wonder if my doctor will accept that excuse..)
Thanks in Advance for Your Mulish Opinion!