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Help with your Horse's Body Condition

Beginning 2017, a horse must have a body condition of 4 or greater to compete in Florida's Area and State 4-H Horse Shows - link to rule. Articles and references on this page will help you determine your horse's body condition score and provide advice to bring him/her to an acceptable body condition.

Body Condition Scoring Publications

eXtension Online Course

Management of thin horses

Management of overweight horses

Smart Phone App

horse body condition score graphicThis app has been developed by HorseQuest for iOS and Android devices. You can use the app to calculate the body condition of your horses, take a picture of them, and record it with the date. The app is very useful for helping you track the body condition of your horses over time.