Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
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.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.