Thursday, 13 July 2017

Then And Now - Pony Boot Camp Update

How's the pony fitness/weight loss adventure going?

I can tell you she feels far more energetic, and that I need a smaller girth for both saddles, so I think progress is being made. But, don't just take my word for it, I think you'll be able to see the difference for yourselves:


April 2017. The food baby is real, and I kept this pic then because it made her look the least fat, lol.

Today. I think I can see a difference!
Also today. I tried to pick the worst angle for her belly,but it still looks better than the April photo! Also, dapples:)
I think she's always going to have a round pony belly, but I'm loving that nowadays she's visually looking more proportionate  (ahem, less "round" overall). She actually has legs and a neck now, who knew? Still a few more pounds to go, though!  Progress has been slow and painful, but it's definitely been worth the effort.

 I actually can't believe how little she requires to thrive...those dapples  (and that belly) brought to you by rationed hay, a dry lot, and the world's teensiest scoop of minerals every day....oh, and 6 days a week of work! She literally costs as much to feed as our cat, lol, but needs more exercise than any creature I've ever owned, so I guess it all balances out! 

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  1. I happy she is making progress! She looks good.

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  2. I love her dapples. She looks great.

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    1. She'll never be sporty...but we can distract with shiny dapples! :)

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  3. I can definitely see she's lost some around the withers. That's where Connor lost his weight too after he went on the grazing muzzle.

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    1. Yes, for sure! She's got withers again! I can see it up close in her back too, she had fat deposits that are now gone and there's only muscle there now!

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    1. Right? My new plan this season is to just distract everyone with those :)

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    1. Thank you. It's slightly depressing the changes aren't bigger given how crazy hard we're working to restrict her feed and exercise the calories away, but there IS a change, and that's a very good thing!

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  6. She does look great! I agree with being able to really see the loss around her withers.

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  7. OMG I wish Charlie cost as much to feed as my cats lol! Srsly tho she looks good, nice work!

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