Understanding Your Horse's Weight is a practical guide to maintaining your horse's optimum weight and body condition. In an easy-to-understand style, the book takes readers through the step-by-step process of determining whether they have an overweight horse and the best practices for correcting the problem. It also offers insight into the equine diseases directly linked to obesity such as laminitis and insulin resistance. Also written with the underweight horse in mind, Understanding Your Horse's Weight explains how to put weight on your horse safely and how to maintain the appropriate weight level.
Shannon Pratt-Phillips is a veterinarian and professor at North Carolina State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. She has done research on equine nutrition and exercise physiology and is a regular contributor to The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Heath Care.