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    12-16-2012, 05:08 PM
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Foal
Exercises to strengthen up without causing excessive muscle soreness?

I can trot and canter my horse with a saddle and stirrups, and some slower paced trot bareback, but I need some strengthening help. I tried getting into two-point exercises again, and ended up murdering my left calf. Well, it was pretty sore, and the next day I tried roughly massaging it out but that made it a lot worse, I couldn't ride for four days or use stairs.

So... anything I can do beside "just riding" to help myself? I have a trainer, but she's more for my horse than for me.

My horse is a Paint, 15.2hh, she's not easy to sit and lacks topline at the moment, but she's fit to canter 15 minutes at a time. Our riding sessions are usually an hour each, four times a week. I've been doing cavalletti with her but she started showing a sore hock so we've been limited on exercise til my vet is available. She walks, trots fine, it seems like a pinch in her left hip causing her to have a hard time moving her left hip to the right or cantering on the left lead after being cantered on the right lead first. Does show on the right lead, just the left, and I noticed she is not tracking up at the walk exclusively on the left side just a few days ago. Doesn't show pain or difficulty unless I push her. Before and after she gets treated, what should I do for my riding to help?
     
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    12-16-2012, 06:15 PM
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Green Broke
Until your muscles get used to it there will be soreness. Your muscles wount really grow and get stronger unless you overload them. Which causes microtears which make you sore, but you'll get used to it. You need to do calf raises and squats with weights to build your legs.
     
    12-17-2012, 03:36 AM
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Trained
Get fitter.
Start running, go to the gym and do weights, bike riding etc.
If you want to be a good rider, you need to be fit.
I run around 4-6km/day, as well as doing a few days on the bikes at the gym, and free + pin loaded weights nearly every day varying between legs, abs/core and arms.
You're going to be sore - no pain, no gain!
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