I have to agree about him losing muscle in the rear, unfortunately (actually fairly typical with greenies, they key is getting them to really get that butt under themselves to propel them forwards, and doing lots of hill work to really see an improvement) but I do think that he's showing a bit of a nicer topline. It seems smoother and he seems to have picked up some muscle in his shoulders too. That isnt necessarily a great thing because he's most likely on his forehand which is causing the shoulder muscle, but keep working on it! He's a very handsome boy. How old is he and what breed?
He is AQHA, Hancock bred gelding, and is 5 years old
Allbreedpedigree.com/lzm+toby+hancock We have been doing balancing excercises,seems like 1000,s of figure 8s and circles at a collected trot,
transitions, and working off the rear. His conformation does seem to predispose him to naturally working off the front end, but as long as I keep my seat correct, he is doing very well putting his butt underneath himself. We did just finish out a
Rough az summer and before pics were taken last december. Posted via Mobile Device