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        07-18-2013, 12:55 PM
      #11
    Weanling
    A thought came to me last night. Because of the long neck and light hind end, that would mean his center of gravity is farther forward, yes? So I am going to have a bit of a harder time getting him off his forehand, right? I have been doing lots of circles, transitions and figure 8's with him, and yes trotting up some of the small hills I have access to on the property at the moment. Is there anything else I can/should do to strengthen up that hind end and get him more balanced under saddle?
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        07-18-2013, 02:50 PM
      #12
    Yearling
    Hills are great! If you have access to cavaletti I have heard they can also be useful for building abdominal muscles.
         
        07-18-2013, 02:59 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    Hills and caveletti are great, but I've come to the conclusion that some horses are built to move on the fore hand, and while strengthening the weak areas are a good idea, fighting against nature to ask a horse to do things that are physically difficult or impossible is nothing but extremely frustrating for both parties.
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        07-18-2013, 09:58 PM
      #14
    Weanling
    Right, BlueSpark. I'm certainly not going to train him (or should I say, try) in advanced collection or anything like that, nor will I try to force him to move in a way that is too hard on him by any means. He is really, and I mean REALLY unbalanced and heavy on that forehand though and I would like him to know how to lighten up and shift his weight back at least for a few seconds if need be, you know? Just so we have that tool there if we need it. And if I can get his hind end and back strengthened up, it certainly won't hurt him. :)

    I'm not expecting him to carry himself in a frame or collect for long periods of time though. I don't need him to, and I'm not going to battle his conformation to make him 'look pretty' or anything like that. If he can be more balanced, supple, and free in his motion under saddle though, that's what I'm aiming for.
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        07-18-2013, 11:28 PM
      #15
    Showing
    He's a cutie :) But yes the hind is a bit weaker. Also he doesn't have as much angle to his hocks but if he's fun to ride then h'd be a lovely mount
         
        07-19-2013, 12:00 AM
      #16
    Trained
    Yeah......either he's an appendix or he needs groceries......he just doesn't really look like a QH to me. But if he's fun to ride and good natured, who cares?
         
        07-19-2013, 12:37 PM
      #17
    Weanling
    I agree, Dreamcatcher. :) And yes, he has only been here a couple months. He's filling out, slowly, and is now starting to build muscle with work.
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        07-19-2013, 01:08 PM
      #18
    Trained
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    I agree, Dreamcatcher. :) And yes, he has only been here a couple months. He's filling out, slowly, and is now starting to build muscle with work.
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    Once he's been there long enough to muscle up and fill out, I'd love to see follow up pics!
         
        07-19-2013, 04:17 PM
      #19
    Weanling
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    Once he's been there long enough to muscle up and fill out, I'd love to see follow up pics!
    Absolutely!!
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        07-19-2013, 11:13 PM
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    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians    
    Once he's been there long enough to muscle up and fill out, I'd love to see follow up pics!
    Definitely!
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