“There is a striking parallelism between humans and horses when it comes to obesity,” said Philip Johnson, professor of veterinary medicine and surgery at the University of Missouri-Columbia. “Some of the very same problems humans encounter with obesity may also occur in horses.”
“When exercising horses, owners should push their horses for a more strenuous exercise. It’s not enough to ride your horse twice a week for 20 minutes.”
It is saddening to learn the kind of health problems poor animals go through, especially when the conditions are caused by humans and the animal simply bears the pain.. very sad!