Will the places will in with muscle, or is it just the way she's going to stay. - The Horse Forum

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post #1 of 24 Old 04-27-2012, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
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Will the places will in with muscle, or is it just the way she's going to stay.

When we bought Gracie, we figured that it was just the way she was built, and that she'd always have a butt bump, higher than her sides. My instructor was profounded to see this in a quarter horse. She said that she'd seen standardbred's built like this, but never a quarter. When we got her, she had NO muscle toning, but now that she's starting to get a bit more muscle back (After having a foal, and she's being ridden 5 days a week) she has started to fill in just a bit.

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Second month we had her-

January:

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SO, what is your opinion on it? Will it fill in or is it going to stay that way? You can tell it's bone.
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post #2 of 24 Old 04-27-2012, 09:32 AM
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It looks like a hunter's bump to me. My horse also has one.. apparently a hunter's bump is somewhat of an old injury of sorts from working strenuously but don't quote me on that (it's new to me.)

Let's see what others have to say

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post #3 of 24 Old 04-28-2012, 06:50 PM
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You said she had a foal and she must have lost some muscle. Since she is a quarter, she will (more than likely) fill in. I had a mare and she had no muscle when I bought her. I rode her 6 times a week with trot sets (up and down hills) and she gained muscle on her neck and butt. I think she will gain it back.
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Hey,my horse is like this too! I was wondering the same thing.

You have a beautiful horse.
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post #5 of 24 Old 04-28-2012, 08:58 PM
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You sure she is full QH? She looks to have some TB features? Maybe I am just tired and seeing things cause I love my TB. Anyway, thought I would ask.
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I'm sure. :) The last traces of TB in her bloodlines was very early 1900's. :3
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post #7 of 24 Old 04-29-2012, 09:21 PM
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My horse has a hunter bump as well, I don't think he got it from working too hard as I had him since he was born. I could see it developing as a long 2 yr old & by the time he was 3 & under saddle, it was there. However, when he is in heavy work, showing, etc, you can barely notice it, as his topline is muscled. During winter when I can't ride regularly, sometimes he has a 2 month layoff, it's more noticeable again. After about a month, it's not noticeable. It's still there, but the muscle hides it.
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I think she must have lost muscles and weight from the second photo to the last one.

I believe the horse needs more food of good quality, probably a feed that is HIGH in protein.
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My horse has a hunter bump as well, I don't think he got it from working too hard as I had him since he was born. I could see it developing as a long 2 yr old & by the time he was 3 & under saddle, it was there. However, when he is in heavy work, showing, etc, you can barely notice it, as his topline is muscled. During winter when I can't ride regularly, sometimes he has a 2 month layoff, it's more noticeable again. After about a month, it's not noticeable. It's still there, but the muscle hides it.
Here's some more info

http://www.jwequine.com/pdf/hunters-bump.pdf
The Horse | Hunter's Bump

Personally I have no clue if it's an old injury or if it's conformation (in regards to my horse)

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post #10 of 24 Old 04-30-2012, 07:20 AM
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Won't speculate on the bump as the more pressing issue to me is how you think those pictures show a horse who has gained muscle?

They clearly show a horse who has lost both condition AND weight.

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