Horse Body Condition Score

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Most people do not have access to a scale to weigh their horse. A solution was created that has been accepted throughout the world that allows us to scale the body condition of our horses. It’s called the Body Condition Score. I abbreviate as BCS.

A BCS of 1 is a horse on death’s doorstep. A BCS of 9 is a horse that if you put him in a pond, he would float like a fishing bob. A BCS of 5 is ideal. Does this make sense?

An overview of this BCS system follows in this video.

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