February 17, 2014

Weight Gain Update - Week 6

Today is 6 weeks since Echo arrived back to KY. Time is flying! Haven't been able to get down to business with her because of weather limitations. The last thing I want to do is work her 2 days and have her sit 2 weeks. We're breaking 40 degrees for the entire next week so I think we're within 10-14 days of starting back. Consistency, consistency with her!

So point of this post is to update everyone with her body condition, myself included. I see her every day so this is why pictures are so wonderful. 

The following are from late last night. I put her on the same side of the wash stall and tried to get it from the exact same angle. Thoughts? I plan to do 2-3 week updates now that she's improving in condition. It will be interesting to see how she holds her weight as she goes back into work too. End of March / beginning of April cannot come fast enough, come on green grass.

New photos to compare for the future - the butt shot! I wanted to get one head on of her chest too for when she goes into work so I can see muscle development. However someone is too curious and wont stand long enough for a non blurry photo. 

I think there's some definite improvement in her weight. I won't lie, I was terrified to put the pictures side by side and not see any improvement. I think her coat, while it was pretty decent upon her Kentucky return, has also gotten healthier looking. 

Not impressed over being groomed. 
Hungry mare!


  1. She's looking great hun, keep doing what you're doing!
    Hope weather thaws and ye can get back to work soon

  2. You can definitely see the difference. I agree with you about keeping track of their progress with pictures. It's nice to be able to look back and see how far they've come

    1. Definitely great to see it. It's nice to know everyone seems to agree that there's a difference. Happy to know what I'm doing is working and I don't think she's gaining too fast either.