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post #1 of 3 Old 11-23-2011, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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Strengthing Hind Leg Muscles?

My horse had injured the muscles in her right hind leg. The vet said she is sound but a horse massage women came out and worked on her and found many knots and sore spots. She is not done working on her...she is going to work on her 2 more times. But once she is done working on her and getting her muscles loosened up....what are some ways/exercises I can help her strengthen her hind end leg muscles?
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post #2 of 3 Old 11-24-2011, 07:14 PM
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Hand walking on gentle sloping hills helps a lot.

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
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post #3 of 3 Old 11-25-2011, 06:10 AM
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I agree. Just start her off gently and build up the workload gradually. You could lunge her on a slight incline too but don't overdo it. Walking in-hand over a few ground poles would be a good thing to build up to as well, as this would get her lifting her feet a bit more. Little and often should do nicely.
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