Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: knee deep in spring mud
• Horses: 0
Always ask for what you need to know. It's a good thing to learn : )
Walking with intent (not the walk they do in the paddock) up and down hills, trot up and down hills, carefully and with balance. A couple times a week will work well. If hills are not available to you, walk anyway, and walk on, no touring or rest stops for a good 10 minutes to start. When you ride, do transitions frequently. Walk to trot to canter to halt to walk to halt to trot to walk, etc.,that sort of thing. Be creative : )
Riding correctly will help, too. Be sure to properly engage the hind quarters (feets under belly, not behind butt) if it is there you want to develop. One should ride with balance anyway. A moderate amount of protien in the diet if working harder can help too.
Not sure what 'dimple' you speak of... it might just be the horse's normal conformation or current level of conditioning. Low water intake will hollow the flanks...
Hope this helps!
quick aside: Heyycutter, I am from MA too! Howdy : )
ok, back to you, Red Tree.
Last edited by foreignmusic; 03-10-2010 at 07:54 AM.