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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
By using his back properly, I mean for higher level work...dressage, hunters, that kind of thing. Because he has a slightly long back and long, weak coupling, it will be harder for him to tuck in his belly, round his back, and push himself forwards from behind. It doesn't mean he CAN'T, and you should definitely work with him on carrying himself correctly because its great for him (builds topline, can help prevent early swayback, etc) , it just might be a bit tougher for him than for a horse with strong coupling. I have a little driving mare who has coupling similar to his, and she has to work harder to stay in proper frame, but its definitely not impossible!
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