Susan’s Overweight Horse Needs Lose Weight [VIDEO]
Oh, the weight battle. Ten weeks ago I made up my mind to take off 10 pounds. That was just one pound per week and I'm delighted to report that those 10 pounds are gone. Yes, 'a pound a week for 10 weeks' puts losing weight into perspective for me. But on to 'Plumpie's' story.
Volare, my 3-year-old filly is going to a horsey spa where she'll only get grass hay. Not alfalfa, sweet feed, carrots, beer or wine.
While I will miss my buddy at my barn, she must lose weight. She's laminitic.
Laminitis is painful and can be caused by various factors. I think Volare's problem began with this injury last summer, followed by weeks in a stall, and of course she was my poor baby...I just spoiled her. That's why Volare is moving to a new home for a while. I'm thinking, 'how many pounds a week for how many weeks?'
This last picture is also in an 18x20 frame hanging in my barn. It's Volare as a baby with all 4 feet off the ground, hence her name: "Volare" (to fly) ... and she SO will again, soon...
also pictured, the prettiest mare in my barn, Tiara Fantasymoun