Join Date: May 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
In my opinion, feed has little to do with it. It's exercise, exercise and more exercise. Start small and gradually build. I don't know about halter horses. Do you ride them? If so, put your horse on a strict riding plan to start getting those muscles working again. Take it slow. Do a lot of walk first, and trot as well. Don't ask for lots of canter right away. Do plenty of circles, backing, stopping, halting, change of direction. Walk your horse up and down hills, lunge, free lunge, etc. Lunging is great, I've been doing that with my mare to get her muscly again.
Good luck and let us know how it goes!
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