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        11-05-2013, 02:02 PM
      #21
    Weanling
    Yea ill try to get some today its not a huge difference but there is some she is filling out by her hipps
         
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        11-05-2013, 02:03 PM
      #22
    Weanling
    Maby if I made her hold a little longer a few more times a day she would be better but I only do it a few times like about ten but don't ask her to hold it long
         
        11-05-2013, 02:56 PM
      #23
    Trained
    You could also add in some basic groundwork exercises.

    Get her backing up in hand, make sure she has her head down and her butt under, then she will be using her back, a few slow correctly carried out steps is far better than a 100 with her hear in the air and hollow through the back.

    Also get her turning on the forehand, in hand, keeping her front feet in place, get her to move her butt over, you are looking for the foot that is moving to step in front of the static one, if she is doing it correctly you should see her back muscles working. One or two steps in each direction to start with, again quality is better than quantity.

    Once she has the technique and form correct you can ask for more and more repetitions.
         
        11-05-2013, 05:46 PM
      #24
    Weanling
    Thanks for the idea
         
        11-06-2013, 11:26 PM
      #25
    Weanling
    Pictures!

    I know there not super good I will try for better but here they are











         
        11-06-2013, 11:28 PM
      #26
    Weanling
    She is filling out at the back and super slow twards the front
         
        11-13-2013, 12:02 AM
      #27
    Weanling
    Ok got some better pictures you can see where her back is filling out from the back to the front





         
        11-13-2013, 12:04 AM
      #28
    Weanling
    You can even see progress just in the short time from the time the pictures were taken before from 11/6/13 - today she has made some progress not a whole lot but you can still see some
         
        11-17-2013, 09:39 PM
      #29
    Weanling
    I have been turning her on the forehand were up to three in each direction I will try to post at least a pic a week doing streaches and steps and back ups

         

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