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        04-06-2013, 11:53 AM
    Building muscle?

    A friend of mine wants to build a little bulk and muscle in her mare, and I've been looking around. So what would you guys use?
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        04-06-2013, 02:43 PM
    There is no supplement that's going to build muscle. Its called gotta work them and do lots. Of trotting. Some horses are leaner built so will never get that bulky look.
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        04-07-2013, 09:06 PM
    I use a lot of up hill work for building muscle and it makes them work harder by walking up hills rather than trot works quite well for the back end and also shoulders
        04-07-2013, 11:41 PM
    Oh! I made a thread about this a long time ago. Feel free to use the rescources in it.

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        04-08-2013, 01:32 AM
    Green Broke
    Muscles should come from work, not chemicals
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        04-10-2013, 12:17 AM
    Work, work and more work. And if you want correct muscles, you need correct work, using the horse's hind legs and topline.
    Running around with their head in the air and hind legs not going anywhere will build up shoulders and under muscle of the neck.

    You CAN supplement for muscle building when the horse is in heavy work - I give my competition horse Kohnke's Muscle XL in a slurry form after a strenuous session to aid recovery.
    But a supplement alone will never build muscle tone.
    Just like in humans, you can eat all the protein you want, but if you're sitting on the coach all day it's not going to build muscle.
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