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post #1 of 6 Old 04-15-2012, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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Butt Muscle

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to build muscle on my mares butt ? She was skinny when I got her 2 years ago and has really come on nice - her front end is good - her top line came up but the butt is still a bit scrawny. We do hunter and dressage so she works in frame a lot - but any ideas on specific supplement for butt muscle ?? All ideas welcomed !

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post #2 of 6 Old 04-15-2012, 04:02 PM
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Long trotting, lots of backing up (backing in L shapes and serpentines, figure eights), roll backs, and going up and down hills (forward and backward). Leg yields, etc.

I don't think there's a "supplement" for muscle, lol. Just plain hard work.
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post #3 of 6 Old 04-15-2012, 04:20 PM
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Hills are great. Try lots of uphill trotting.

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post #4 of 6 Old 04-15-2012, 04:38 PM
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If by "butt muscle" you mean hindquarter muscles, walking up and down hills are good.
And jumping, but obviously that's outside of a lot of riders scopes.

That's about it.


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post #5 of 6 Old 04-15-2012, 04:54 PM
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Lungeing on a hillside doesn't have to be steep. You have to do it in short increments to build up their stamina for it.
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post #6 of 6 Old 04-15-2012, 08:39 PM
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Like the others have said, Trotting...lost of it! We had horse a few years ago who had no butt muscle so When ever we ride we did a lot of walk and trot to help build muscles.

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