Originally Posted by Goodbye13lueSky
Thanks! I had no idea. He isn't officially mine yet. But if everything goes according to plan he will be mine in a week or too. Then I will begin the feeding and work! :)
Have his teeth checked/floated first. :) I learned the hard way. Feed enough good quality hay and senior feed for a supplement.
The other thing is James Wofford says: walk for muscle, trot for balance, canter for wind.
Trot poles properly placed (3 feet for walk/trot, 9 ft for canter) will build muscle in the top line.
Long steady hill work will build muscle. Slow and steady will have that horse looking great in no time! My daughter has a 21 year old that still looks great and performs well! Good luck with him!