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    05-24-2011, 05:58 AM
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I currently have a 21 Yr old Thoroughbred, who has been subjected to misfitting saddles. I now have a professionally fitted saddle and am working on getting her muscle back.

Her previous owner did dressage on her, so she works in a nice high frame (yes, looks lovely..) BUT it's doing nothing except bulking up her neck. I've had a friend showing me her in a longer frame, which she was only able to hold for 2-3 strides, but without constant help I wouldn't be able to work on this.

I'm currently at college, and unfortunately can't ride everyday, but was wondering what lunge equipment people would suggest... I've tried sidereins on her, but she does nothing but pop into her high frame.. (i must admit they were a bit elastic though..) or just evade them completely. The only way she was working REALLY well and over stepping was when she was in a walk! :S

Any suggestions would be lovely :) Thanks!

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