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    04-05-2009, 05:27 PM
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OK well I have done a post on here before and like people told me how to get my horses butt bigger by working him with draw reins and some one told me that it could be doing more damage than good. How do I get his butt bigger with out any harm. And like don't say that I need to be giving him more food. I give him a 2 pound scoop of sweet pellet and a 2 pound scoop of ranch horse mix( all grain) and 3 flakes of t&a and that is just in the morning.. at night he gets the same feed but more hay.. I just have no clue what to do!!!!!!!!! I need help................from his flank to his neck is like all good and muscular but from flank to his but is small
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    04-05-2009, 05:55 PM
I'd love to see some pictures before I can give any honest advice :) Im not sure how small of a booty were talking here.

When I was getting Rain toned up for yearling halter, I would back her up in hand a lot. I've found that backing a horse helps them use their hind end in different ways and makes more muscles develop. And when I was toning Skippy! Up, I would do a lot of effective and collected extended trots, really making him reach with his back legs.

I don't think its the size of the butt that matters... its how your horse uses it ;P If he/she is really toned and supple, it doesn't matter if the hind end is narrow or broad... you have the movement and momentum you want =)

I hope that helps get ya started :p
    04-05-2009, 06:01 PM
Grain will not help the horses butt get bigger just the belly.
Transitions and conditioning will sure helped my horse.....
    04-05-2009, 06:01 PM
It's simple to say but hard to do - work him off his rear. If your horse is muscular in the front it's because that is how he is working. Draw reins in untrained hands can be very severe and an artificial way to work him off his back end.

Do a lot of transitions and, if possible, a lot lot of trotting up hills. It is going to take a lot of retraining if he has been allowed to work off his front for so long so it will take a lot of patience. Feed is not going to do it, it will add bulk but not muscle.
    04-05-2009, 06:23 PM
Hard to say without photos as it could be that he conformationally has a small hip.
    04-05-2009, 07:27 PM
I have no clue how to upload a pic...
    04-05-2009, 07:49 PM
If you create an account at Image hosting, free photo sharing & video sharing at Photobucket you can upload some =) it'll tell you how to do it there (its actually pretty easy)

And there is also a feature on The Horse Forum where you can upload pictures of your horses =) Look at the top of the forum. There is a green bar with the word "Horses" on it. Click that, then click "Your Barn" then select a horse's profile (i see you've already made 2!) and there will be an option to upload photos =)

I hope that helps!
    04-05-2009, 09:10 PM
Thanks well I will put one up now

    04-05-2009, 09:20 PM
The reasion y I said something about his food is because last time people told me to try a diffret food.. and as you can tell it did not work
    04-05-2009, 10:48 PM
To me it looks like a structural issue. Muscling and toning will help you but only to an extent. He is never going to have a large hip as he is just not built for it. He has a steep, short croup and just doesn't seem to have the bone for it. I'm guessing with a rear view he probably slants down pretty sharply into his hips. My suggestion would be a lot of structured trot work, ground poles, light collection work etc. He will never have a huge hip but you can round out and develop his musculature a little more. Good luck.


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