How to Keep Weight off Your Horse: Managing the Easy Keeper - Horseman's News
The first sign, obesity, means a horse has a body condition score of 7 or above on a scale of 1 = emaciated and 9 = obese. The term "regional adiposity" refers to the cresty neck and other fat pads EMS horses have: behind the shoulder, at the wither, above the tail head, over the eyes, and in the sheath of male horses. The second sign, insulin resistance, is the failure of tissues to respond appropriately to insulin.