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post #1 of 4 Old 04-20-2010, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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any advice on helping get a horse wider

I have a 4 year old rmh and he is so tiny in his chest. I know it takes up to 7 years to spread all the way out. But I was just wondering if anyone has any ideals how to help him along. Thank for any help
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post #2 of 4 Old 04-20-2010, 04:08 PM
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His chest will only get as wide as it'll get. The best way to produce chest muscles is hill work, but at that age, I'd still take it pretty easy on him and just let him grow up.

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Have to agree with Ricci. The whole narrow chest thing is something that you kinda just have to deal with for a while. My Mustand Dobe was so horribly narrow when he was 3, I never dreamed that I would keep him but now he is 8 and is broad and strong as a house. Just give him some time. Work him enough to keep him (or get him) broke but don't focus on trying to build wideness. It will either come or it won't in it's own time.

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My Mustand Dobe was so horribly narrow when he was 3, I never dreamed that I would keep him but now he is 8 and is broad and strong as a house. Just give him some time. Work him enough to keep him (or get him) broke but don't focus on trying to build wideness. It will either come or it won't in it's own time.
I agree. Most horses I've seen don't really start filling out until they are done growing. Our youngest filly (just 6 yrs) has really filled out in the chest in the last 6 months.

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