So I recently started training a big forgotten TB who has been in a stall for years with infrequent and minimal turnout in an arena...did I mention years? So of course he had zero muscle tone and topline...what topline?
I have been working him slowly to try and bring him back into some sort of condition without stressing anything and after a few months I am seeing definite improvement in his shoulder and the hollow at his withers is filling in....but his topline is just so angular. Not just in the loin region but all along his spine it's still very prominent. I know topline takes time to develop and that they have to develop other muscles in order to be able to properly lift and carry themselves....and this isn't a question of "how long until..??"
I am really wanting to know what everyone on here thinks of his bump? It doesn't bother him and he isn't off at all, goes into all gaits willingly on both sides and doesn't feel unbalanced. Does it appear to be something that will go away with more muscle development?
If its a hunters bump or if it's something that will diminish with time doesn't really matter.... BUT I feel as though some people think I am starving this guy as he still does have prominent hip bones as well.
Attached are some photos:
And these are after working for a few months in light work