A friend of mine owns a lovely cob, but he`s prone to a little excess weight! The woman who owns him doesn`t ride him hardly she blames it on a confidence issue, which is fine but she rarely bothers at all with him, to exersise i mean, he`s got so fat this summer he`s developed a cough and the indications of laminitis. She`s already got him on 2 full hayledge nets a day and 2 feeds a day. She has got a bit uppity because she thinks we all laugh at her `fat cob` on the contrary I am really worried that she`s doing him some long term damage, I`ve tried to suggest cutting his food down and restricted summer grazing even if she doesn`t want to ride but al she says is that horses loose condition in winter and that`s what she`s trying to stop. Does anyone have any ideas how I can get her to listen?or know of any conditions caused by the horse being obese?he really is huge!Any suggestions greatly appreciated!